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The US has just realised that it might be a good idea to pay some attention to Scotland. Here is the NY Times' attempt.

Even by NYT standards, it's pretty amazing. They manage to spend a paragraph on Hobbes, give the response to Katrina (!!) as an example of the advantages of being part of a large country, while never mentioning Thatcher, the Tories, or Salmond. They suggest that the main issue is that Scots want to be ruled by people who look like themselves (why are most minorities so strongly for independence? Never mind. They didn't mention them). As for problems, they think that they will have less power to negotiate with the EU for passport-free travel to Italy (as opposed to being part of a country that doesn't want to negotiate this. No, they didn't mention that either).

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Sep 9th, 2014 at 03:57:05 PM EST

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