A new essay is up at the Los Angeles Review of Books, looking at the prospect of an independent Scotland. With news of the referendum only just now making its way to this side of the pond, it”ll be fascinating to hear how American audiences respond to the idea. There’s much still to be decided, but honestly, two years from now — the date of the referendum — is no time at all. Even more fascinating, then, will be watching the developments between now and then. At this point, it’s anybody’s guess what will happen.