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  • Alex Salmond

    Beggar Nation

    Is describing your own country as racists and beggars a good way to win over popular support? Ask the Labour Party in Scotland?

    Mike Small 22nd Sep'11 4
  • International
    Jean-Francois Joubert 22nd Sep'11 16
  • Review

    Bella Review

    What are we reading at the moment? Each month we’ll be publishing a series of book, film and music reviews. If you want to write […]

    Mike Small 22nd Sep'11 5
  • Arts & Culture

    Free Ride

    Is ubiquitous free content killing our culture?

    Mike Small 21st Sep'11 0
  • International

    Too Comfortable in Canada?

    In the 1981 movie Le confort et l’Indiférence, Denis Arcand tried to explain Québec’s 1980 independence referendum defeat by arguing that, once the smoke had […]

    Jean-Francois Joubert 20th Sep'11 13
  • Film and Animation

    Visualizing Plenitude

    Juliet Schor is an inspiration: “Millions of us have lost control over the basic rhythm of their daily lives. They work too much, eat too […]

    Mike Small 20th Sep'11 0
  • Civil Liberties

    Dale Farm – Hurtling Backwards

    Going to press tonight news that a temporary reprieve has been won. I can’t pretend to have followed the saga of Dale Farm up close […]

    Kate Higgins 19th Sep'11 4
  • Basque Country
    Mike Small 19th Sep'11 10
  • Afghanistan
    16th Sep'11 0
  • Arts & Culture

    Orwell was Wrong (just occasionally)

    I have been an Orwell obsessive since I was 11 years old when I read Down & Out in Paris & London. I was obviously […]

    Michael Greenwell 15th Sep'11 19
  • International

    Towards a Post-Colonial Scotland

    Nationalism is about the relationship between people and land. Ernest Gellner’s classic definition tells us that “nationalism is primarily a political principle that holds that the […]

    David Tobin 15th Sep'11 7
  • Afghanistan

    Red White and Blue Labour

    Just as Brown materialised in fits and starts out of the glaur, Scottish Labour seems to be appearing like some sort of political miasma drifting […]

    Mike Small 14th Sep'11 17
  • Film and Animation
    Mike Small 13th Sep'11 0
  • Climate Change

    Reality Check

    Wind’s got up a bit eh?

    12th Sep'11 0

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