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The decision is made, and Scotland remains in the United Kingdom. So what happens now? Back to business as usual? Emphatically not. There may be a temptation to see Scotland’s vote to stay with the UK as a rejection of nationalism, and relapse into a comfortable, if poorly understood, status quo. This would be a mistake. Nationalism has been rejected at the polls, but neither the idea nor its proponents will disappear. They may present the question again in another generation, and before then the…

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