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Today Scots voted on independence. The latest polls found a narrow margin for staying in the United Kingdom, and with no exit polls the results will not be announced until tomorrow. The Washington Post’s Ishaan Tharoor explains the Thatcher-era roots of the independence movement, as does The Guardian’s Tom Devine, while Paul Krugman, Matt O’Brien, and Adam Posen summarize the economic risks of independence. But the referendum is profoundly emotional, hinging on identities of “Scottish” or “British.” Has this been “democracy at its best?”