Is there a language question?

Thoughtful exploration of the role of Scots in politics. at least someone is asking the question.

The debate over the role of Scots in political life has often served as a proxy for wider issues of class, nationhood, and cultural control. 

His final paragraph makes no sense, though.

Yet despite this appealing ambiguity, it finds itself squeezed into the narrow parameters of Scotland’s national politics, reduced by those on both sides of the independence divide to the status of corny cultural fetish, an exhibit in Nairn’s “self-contained universe of kitsch.” The vast tartan monster lives—and Scotland can’t quite work out how to escape it.

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