published in The New Yorker
Knight reviews both the rise of Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party as the majority in the Scottish parliament. He writes that "Sturgeon embodies an apparent oxymoron: a left-of-center-nationalist." Support for Scottish independence "reached fifty-eight per cent" in the fall of 2020, and Sturgeon's approval rating during the pandemic and the travails of Brexit indicate that this support may only increase.
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