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  • Arts & Culture
    Neil Macrae 23rd Aug'13 43
  • Arts & Culture

    What’s the Story?

    I believe in the redeeming power of stories, I believe that stories are incredibly important, possibly in ways we don’t understand, in allowing us to make sense of […]

    Mike Small 29th Jul'13 12
  • Arts & Culture

    Against Scottish Wildness

    I’ll say it upfront and get it out of the way: I’ve never had much time for John Muir. He has become one of Scotland’s […]

    Fraser MacDonald 17th Jul'13 59
  • Identity
    Christopher Silver 21st Jun'13 9
  • Arts & Culture

    Lost in Translation

    Dr Wilson McLeod scrutinises the place of the Gaelic language in the independence debate and criticises the Scottish Government’s ‘illogical’ decision not to issue a […]

    Dr Wilson McLeod 11th Jun'13 90
  • Autonomism

    It’s Democracy Stupid

    One of the most telling phrases in modern politics, “It’s the economy, stupid”, was coined by a strategist within Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign office […]

    Christopher Silver 7th Jun'13 11
  • Commentary

    Who Carries The Carriers?

      ‘There is no place more revolutionary and no time more exciting than right here and right now in Scotland,’ writes Andrew Redmond Barr of […]

    Alan Bissett 6th Jun'13 35
  • Generation Y

    SCOTLAND 3.0

    This is the first of a series of extracts from Scotland’s Road to Socialism – Time to Choose, edited by Gregor Gall and published by […]

    Mike Small 9th May'13 3
  • Commentary

    In Praise of Uncertainty

    “On issues such as the costs for establishing a diplomatic network, EU Membership, a currency union and on pensions the unanswered questions are mounting up […]

    Christopher Silver 7th May'13 5
  • Banking Crisis

    Poundland

    The recent debate over the currency to be used by an independent Scotland has been drearily familiar.  The Yes camp point to the report of […]

    Daniel Wylie 4th May'13 16
  • Identity

    On the Road

    One of the favourite refrains of the Scottish right is that Scotland’s centre of political gravity does not, as socialists and nationalists like to insist, […]

    Jamie Maxwell 2nd May'13 5
  • Autonomism

    RIC Edinburgh April 2013

    Cat Boyd @ Radical Independence Conference April 2013 Alison Johnston @ Radical Independence Conference April 2013 Kevin Williamson @ Radical Independence Conference April 2013

    Cat Boyd 1st May'13 0
  • Commentary

    CyberBrits and Spectator Sports

    There was something depressingly predictable about the way George Osborne’s intervention in the independence debate last week provoked a spate of Scotland-focused editorials and comment […]

    James Maxwell 30th Apr'13 4
  • Identity

    Watchmen

    “Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. The streets […]

    Mike Small 22nd Apr'13 4

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