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What do Catalonia and Scotland have in common?

The project of independence may not rest on a grand moment of democratic liberation

By Christopher Silver  

Given Catalonia’s long search for a binding vote on independence from Spain, the euphoria present on the streets of Barcelona last night was inevitable. It offered a determined movement a prized moment of release.

Yet even the most committed independista would struggle to claim that statehood is now an imminent possibility. While the combined victory of of Junts pel Sí and the more radical Popular Unity Candidacy serve to validate the cause of independence itself, what happens next is…

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