Whether you consult John Adams in 1775 or Desus and Mero two weeks ago, it’s remained an American truism that we have always been a multiple people bound in a single state. On a recent podcast, the two Bronx comedians entertained the possibility of national dissolution. “There’s no way [America would] still be one country” were the centralizing power of the federal government removed, predicted Desus Nice. “Oh, hell no,” Mero immediately concurred, offering that New York and California would naturally secede from whatever political entity West Virginia was a part of. “It’d be, like, six countries,” speculated Desus. Little…

Matt Pulver

Writer — bylines at Salon, Alternet, McSweeney’s, Flagpole Magazine

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