Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Aland Ho!

Little did I know that Finland is home to one of the world's most successful exercises in minority self-determination in the Åland Islands, home to a small Swedish-speaking population who have broad autonomy from Finland. And it turns out that the "Åland Model" is the subject of considerable study by other nations which are seeking a way to guarantee minority rights and yet maintain national integrity. Maybe something like this could even work for liberal Democrats in Minnesota...


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