March 31, 2014

The Case for Scotland

Roger Cohen, New York Times

The Associated Press

On Sept. 18, just over four million voters will be asked a simple question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” If a majority votes “yes,” unlikely but possible, one of the most successful political unions in history will break up. Great Britain will become England plus. About a third of its land mass (and many of its best golf courses) will be gone.

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