We were looking at The Corner last night and Mark Steyn linked to an article we missed in the Wall Street Journal about a Russian Professor, Igor Panarin, who predicts that the United States of America will dissolve in 2010. The whole thing is extremely amusing, but the best part is Igor's idea of how the 50 states will realign. This map tells the disintegration story:
Now maybe a guy can believe that Minnesota or Wisconsin could become part of Canada. Or that Vermont could become part of the European Union while Hawaii "goes to Japan or China." But the idea that South Carolina and Tennessee would join the EU or that Texas and Georgia would fall under the rule of Mexico? This cat Igor has never spent any time around these places, that's for sure.