While the decisive part played by espionage during World War II has come to light over the past 40 years, its crucial role in our own War of Independence still leaves most historians in the dark.
By John Tiffany. Being a Scot is not all kilts and bagpipes, by any means. Often inaccurately portrayed as backward romantics, the Scots in many ways laid an essential foundation for today’s intellectual, commercial and political milieu. Each place they entered around the globe—North America, Australia, India—they left their mark. Most of it seems to have been of a distinctly positive nature. Here we focus on the contributions of Scotsmen to the culture of the United States.