Thoughts of tribal sovereignty in the new year
Let us suppose that “sovereignty” retained the meaning it supposedly acquired in 1648 in the 21st century. Suppose further that it were possible to assert sovereignty from a condition of dependency. Finally, suppose it were possible to negotiate with the US as arms length equals. We shall ignore, along with many other realities, the matter of supporting diplomatic missions to 100 plus nations when most of us can’t feed ourselves without the outside help we are assuming away.