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The Ethnostate
Wilmot Robertson
. Howard Allen Enterprises Box 76 Cape Canaveral FI-32920 USA, 1992; $12.00 ISBN 0-914576-224

THIS BOOK offers a very real alternative to globalism and the decline of the West. The author argues that 'Separation and reduction into small-scale political units, not accelerated coagulation into ever larger nations, empires and spheres of interest, should be the political prescription for the future.' Robertson realises that this will take a revolutionary shift in popular attitudes. He draws on the previous works of Leopold Kohr and R F Schumacher to promote his view. He further argues that the ideal state should not only be small but ethnically and culturally homogenous. Ideally, no state should have a maximum area larger than 36,000 square miles or a population larger than 15 million.

Robertson takes along tern view of humanity and human evolution. He argues that globalism will lead to greater, not lesser, ethnic conflict and strife throughout the world. This book is bound to be controversial but it deserves a wider readership. I have doubts about some of the author's eugenic theories myself.

In an appendix Robertson looks at some potential 'ethnostates'. 'Cumberland', the area around the Cumberland Gap in Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee populated largely by folk of Scots-Irish descent is one in North America. He also lists potential American-Indian homelands. Ulster appears in his European list as does Brittany, Flanders, Wallonia and Lapland.

David Kerr

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