More power to the Scots! This tiny people living in a very poor land helped to create the British Empire in all its glory. They also knew how to temper their unfortunate Calvinism with learning and scholarship so that they produced not only Calvinist preachers but geniuses like David Hume who equal is very hard to find. They also roused the English people to oppose the continental absolutism of Charles I and less directly roused those living in the American colonies to throw off the yoke of a corrupt and viciously immoral British monarchy. If only their whiskey were as good as Kentucky Bourbon!
Norman Ravitch, *62