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Scotland's Future Hangs in Balance

Michael1824 Wrote: Aug 28, 2014 1:53 PM
What Burns actually wrote was The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! Scotland is a separate nation and culture. Despite what Mr. Thomas may say, the past 300 years has not be a time of peace and prosperity for any but the Scottish aristocracy. Perhaps he has forgotten the Battle of Culloden which was not so much a battle but a massacre. Or the English supported massacre at Glencoe. Or the outlawing of Highland culture right down to their language and clothing. How about the Highland Clearances where the Lairds and clan Chiefs forcibly evicted their tenant farmers so they could make more money running sheep. Scotland has very little to thank England for. The best thing they could do is eliminate aristocracy, stop being a far northern attachment of England and become independent Scots
oops, Jonah Goldberg.
Re the Recommended Reading. The Foundation novels are interesting but I would also add as Recommended Reading Johan Goldbergs "Liberal Fascism".
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