WASHINGTON — I have walked in parts of the Scottish Highlands that not only don’t look like England, they don’t look like they are on this Earth.
There is no doubt that Scotland’s story is primarily its own.
But Scotland’s story is also America’s story more than we tend to realize, and the Scots’ decision today will say more about the world at large than we might think.
The forced union of England and Scotland in 1707 generated creative electricity that powered a global English-speaking industrial and commercial empire.
Scots from James Watt to Adam Smith and David Hume were key inventors of the …read more
Source: The Huffington Post