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  • Music

    Caledonia

    Terminally bored by the perennial national anthem debate. It’s Flower of Scotland, get over it. Here’s the wonderful Louis Jor­dan and his Tym­pa­ny Five play…

    3rd Jan'12 10
  • Media

    Happy New 2012!

    I hate focus group politics. But we want to to know what you want more of – and less of from us and our squad […]

    Mike Small 1st Jan'12 30
  • Arts & Culture

    Happy Birthday Alasdair Gray

    Dear Alasdair Have a great 77th birthday.. And thank you for everything from Lanark (which in 1982 changed my life and showed me what great […]

    Kevin Williamson 28th Dec'11 7
  • Commentary

    Do We Know it’s Christmas?

    “Christmas always seems that most English of festivals – from the cathedrals, to the music, to the food, to the commercialism, to the landscapes. Across […]

    Mike Small 24th Dec'11 7
  • Anarchism

    A Xmas Letter To A Neoliberal Friend

    Dear Friend I totally agree with you that the Arab Spring was the big story of 2011.  Toppling dictators means putting your life on the […]

    Kevin Williamson 21st Dec'11 12
  • Uncategorized
    Kevin Williamson 19th Dec'11 0
  • New Labour

    Letter to Johann

    Dear Johann Congratulations on your victory. If you’re to dispel the notion that Scottish Labour leaders have steadily diminished since Donald Dewar, each one seeming […]

    Patrick Small 18th Dec'11 7
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig

    Speaking our Language

    Gaelic as an option among other new world languages such as Mandarin and Portuguese could propel a Scottish generation confidently into the economies of the […]

    Fiona MacInnes 18th Dec'11 17
  • Uncategorized

    Recent Futures

    From Neil Mulholland and Robin Baillie on The Recent Future of Scottish Art reviewing Scottish Art since 1960 Historical Reflections and Contemporary Overviews Craig Richardson […]

    Mike Small 18th Dec'11 0
  • Review
    Mike Small 16th Dec'11 0
  • Commentary

    The Ink Truck

    On the mainstream print media columnists who will shape the independence debate.

    Mike Small 15th Dec'11 20
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Infinitely Demanding

    …we are entering into a period of increasingly massive social dislocations and disorder which harbors within it countless risks, defeats, dangers, false dawns and fake […]

    15th Dec'11 1
  • Collapsononics

    Materialism’s High Price

    Tim Kasser – who spoke at St Andrews University Sustainability Institute on Tuesday night:

    15th Dec'11 0
  • Anarchism

    Love Life – December

    ‘Love Life’ is Bella’s Agony Aunt column… because the personal is political and the ‘state we’re in’ is complicated. See here for more background. Dear […]

    Jamie Heckert 15th Dec'11 4

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