Stimson in the News

James McKeon’s primer on Scotland’s independence referendum published in World Post

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The British newspapers published it on the front page, the
stock markets reacted — mostly negatively — and the international coverage
blasted off. What happened? The first poll in history showed support for
Scottish independence above 50 percent, less than two weeks from the September
18 referendum date. To give you, the casual or nonexistent onlooker from
abroad, an understanding of the debate, let us look at the four main points of
contention leading some to vote “yes” for independence and others to
vote “no.” As you will see, both sides provide very strong arguments
— with expert backing — and determining who is right can often be downright

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