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先锋苏格兰?

伦敦—我相信苏格兰人是明智的,因此我认为他们会在本周的独立公投中说“不”。但是,不管公投结果如何,民族主义的崛起已成为苏格兰和欧洲其他地区的一个壮观景象,这是政治主流有恙的一个病症。

许多人现在认为,组织我们的事务的当前方式不值得绝对的忠诚;政治制度导致关于经济和社会替代方案的严肃讨论无从进行;银行和寡头统治着国家;民主只是挂羊头卖狗肉。民族主义许下一个摆脱根本不是替代方案的“明智”替代方案的办法。

民主主义者可以分为两大类:真正相信独立能摆脱行不通的政治制度的人;以及利用独立威胁迫使现有政治体制让步的人。无论如何,民族主义政客都有一个巨大的优势,他们必须要务实的计划:所有好东西都会随着主权的到来而到来。

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