Everyone is watching Scotland

by Lorenzo Piccoli

I bother people a lot with my keenly developed interest for minority nationalism in Quebec, Scotland, Catalonia, South Tyrol, Flanders and Basque Countries. If you have such an interest too, then the referendum that will be hold in Scotland in 2014 is an incredibly interesting argument for discussion. This is a 10-minute video of Michael Ignatieff commenting on the issue. It is a hugely interesting video, not only for minority nationalism geeks as I am, but also for anybody with an even marginal interest in international politics.


Ignatieff is a Canadian historian, academic at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Harvard University and the University of Toronto and former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition from 2008 until 2011. But if you do not to watch the video for Ignatieff’s analysis, then watch it for the beautiful Scottish accent of the interviewer at least.