Plenty of people to be voting No in Scotland’s 2014 referendum on Independence are dissuaded from Yes because of their internalised suspicion of Nationalism, Scottish or otherwise. Plenty of people to be voting Yes in 2014 are persuaded of Yes, not because of the imperatives of Nationalism, but by the conceptualisation of Independence as a necessary lever in achieving ‘our-politics-by-our-people-for-our-people’. Both positions are familiar: some bloggy counterpoints and additions here. The No cohort invoked above imagines that Nationalism is a uniform (and, of course, uniformly pernicious) trans-national phenomenon that begets the same results wherever it arises irrespective of the certainty of in-country sociopolitical and geographical contingencies. Such totalising is required to sustain the perniciousness-quotient of the Aunt Sally, precisely the kind of flattening-out of…