Archive for October 2004
Electing to leave: a reader’s guide to expatriating on November 3
Harper’s Magazine (Oct 2004)
Written a month ahead of the 2004 U.S. presidential election, the article opens: “Given how much the United States as a nation professes to value freedom, your freedom to opt out of the nation itself is surprisingly limited.” The rest of the article considers possible destinations for a renunciant. The case of ex-Marine Kenneth Nichols O’Keefe frames the article. O’Keefe burned his passport twice in dramatic but unsuccessful efforts to shed his US citizenship.