The relative size of the book-markets is bound of itself to work in this direction. English books will be read in Scotland, no matter how false an image they give of that country; but Scottish books, at least those about Scottish history, will be little read in England because of the indifference of the English people. The means of mass communication invented during the present century supply the richer and more powerful partner with a psychological weapon far more formidable than that of mere print. Scotland, like Wales, is allowed to have, not a Corporation, but a National Broadcasting Council of its own. The National Broadcasting Councils of Scotland and Wales have always held that at a general election their national Home Rule parties should be given an opportunity to plead their cause on the air. The restricted powers granted to the Scottish Broadcasting Council are confined to the hours allotted to Scotland in the so-called Home Service (Scottish).