April 19, 2014

Scotland and 21st Century Nationalism

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

That’s one separatism crisis down, one to go. Now that the electoral demolition of the Parti Québécois has postponed the possibility of a Quebec independence referendum by at least half a decade, we ought to turn our attention to the far more real sovereignty vote to be held in Scotland in September – in good part because it tells us a lot about where the PQ got lost, and about what has happened to nationalism in the 21st century.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Nationalism, Scotland

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

April 16, 2014
Why Losing Scotland Would Devastate Britain
Con Coughlin, Telegraph
The SNP's proposals for its future armed forces are risible and would undermine the UK’s safety more ››
April 16, 2014
Is Britain Prepared to Lose Scotland?
Martin Kettle, The Guardian
A yes vote is becoming a real possibility – but we are woefully unprepared to deal with the psychological impact of Scotland rejecting the union. more ››
April 14, 2014
Waving the Flag for Britishness
Allan Massie, Daily Telegraph
Defining the idea of Britishness has never been easy. It is rooted partly in the history of the last three centuries, in memories of Empire and world wars, and partly in certain institutions, notably the Crown, Parliament, the... more ››
April 13, 2014
Everyone Loses If Scotland Goes Its Own Way
Daily Telegraph
The argument for keeping the Union intact has a material side, but an emotional dimension, too. more ››
April 10, 2014
Shakespeare Invented Britain -- He Can Save It
Dan Hannan, Spectator
Shakespeare regularly tops the polls as the greatest symbol of both Englishness and Britishness. No surprise there. What is surprising, perhaps, is to see how many Spaniards, Dutchmen, Japanese and others have claimed to detect... more ››