Education: The Puddocks

There's some are jou o' love divine;

There's some are fou o' brandy.

—Robert Burns, The Holy Fair

Full of a brandied kind of Scots nationalism, a bearded, kilted, 6-ft. 5½-in. classical scholar named Douglas Cuthbert Colquhoun Young has for years fought an amiable but unremitting war to drive out the Sassenach. In 1942 he was jailed for not submitting to the English draft—not because it was a draft, but because it was English. After he was led to the lockup, a band of bagpipers skirled round the building playing a composition in his honor,...

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