Why does Scotland want independence?

Jan Nalaskowski (Old Dominion): Beyond Opinion Polls: Predicting the Outcome of Scottish Independence Referendum. Andrew Rawnsley on the Scottish referendum: This is the hardest campaign I have ever had to call. Felix Salmon on why Scotland’s voting Yes. Neal Ascherson on why Scottish independence is inevitable. Meanwhile, in Scotland, the craziest election of the year. Tom O'Grady on how something extraordinary is happening in Scotland. George Monbiot on how a yes vote in Scotland would unleash the most dangerous thing of all — hope. From Renewal, the left and Scottish nationalism: Ben Jackson on the origins and implications of the Left’s dalliance with Scottish independence; and Jim Gallagher reviews Scotland’s Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland. From LRB, reflections on the independence referendum by Tariq Ali, Linda Colley, Tom Nairn, David Runciman and others. Exit Stage Right: Sam Wetherell on the case against Scottish independence. A.L. Kennedy on Scotland's radically inclusive nationalism: Why I would vote for independence. Simon Wren-Lewis on utopianism and Scottish independence; and on Scotland and the SNP: Fooling yourselves and deceiving others. Maybe Scotland will win independence, get invaded by Russian sailors. What it really means to be Scottish: Telling Scotland not to “go” is a bit like saying, “We don’t want you to run your own affairs. You must always have the governments we give you”. Why does Scotland want independence? It’s culture vs. economics. Scots, what the heck? Paul Krugman on the very bad economics of independence. What will Scotland use for money if it becomes independent? From FT, what economists think about Scotland’s currency future. From The Economist, an article on the economics of independence: An independent Scotland would be a rich country with terrible prospects.