Identity politics afflicts many nations

THE United Kingdom may have dodged the bullet but the referendum on Scotland's independence has changed the agenda of the debate. Scottish voters, by a margin of 400,000 or so, may have allowed themselves to be persuaded by the last-minute blandishments of a united team of Conservative, Labour and Liberal-Democrat leaders to remain a constituent part of the UK, at least for a generation. Now, the debate has shifted and British Prime Minister David Cameron is talking about how to devolve power to...

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