In the latter, decentralist
countercultural activities figure as a fifth column that ultimately collapsed a more traditional people's movement and revealed the necessity of returning to Old Left organizational discipline.
(74) Like other decentralist
reformers of his time, Brandeis argued that the problem with market concentration was political--not simply economic.
Taylor's great exemplar of this decentralist
tradition is Thomas Jefferson, in whom most of these tensions can be found.
Yet, as a decentralist
, I do appreciate the move toward independence in as many spheres as you can.
(Although Jeffrey is correct in noting a difference between right-wing Liberals and decentralists
, the exceptions tend to prove the general rule that the business community and its political minions favour provincial rights.
Yes, yes, if I had to, I would go along with Huebert and urge the decentralist
position: when Louisiana violates my rights, it is a lot easier to move to Mississippi, than to locate to an entirely different country when the U.S.
The notion of state interposition, or state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws, is a concept as old as our Republic; Mack's proposal to extend it to the county sheriff level merely adds a new decentralist
"The New Agrarians represented the one serious attempt in modern America to create a 'third way' in politics, one not easily fit onto the conventional liberal-conservative, or left-right spectrum."--The New Agrarian Mind: The Movement Toward Decentralist
Thought in Twentieth-Century America (New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 2004), 5.
Kropotkin, long before his time, is often pigeonholed as an anarchist, but he is really a decentralist
over our currently ever more centralized corporate approach to necessities of life.
SANDEL, DEMOCRACY'S DISCONTENT: AMERICA IN SEARCH OF A PUBLIC PHILOSOPHY 211-27 (1996) (finding both technocratic centralizing and decentralist
strands in Progressivism).
Stephen Harper has pursued an admittedly decentralist
agenda since becoming Prime Minister in 2006.
Like his colleagues, Scott directed a good deal of his energy towards arguing for a rebalanced federalism and criticizing the Privy Council's decentralist
reading of the Constitution, but his vision of constitutional law also explicitly incorporated the state's treatment of individual citizens.