Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Another Article on Scottish Independence at msnbc.com

I'm not sure what's up at msnbc.com today and why all these Scottish stories are appearing on the front page of the US edition. The second article, An all-American Scottish Nationalist on why the UK should split, profiles Christopher Mullins-Silverstein of Chicago, who now works for Angus MacNeil, an SNP member, who represents the Outer Hebrides in Parliament.

Besides his arguments for independence, I wonder if there is anything instructive to learn from his experience regarding migration and politics? How many people emigrate because of political convictions, especially traveling from one prosperous country to another? Mullins-Silverstein knew nothing about Scotland before he got there and is now committed to the cause of Scottish Independence. Are there others out there like him, do you think?

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