The Early Days of a Better Nation

Sunday, August 10, 2003


Via Alister Black, I see that Scottish socialist Alan Armstrong has given a vigorous response to Neil Davidson's Discovering the Scottish Revolution. While I agree with Neil's criticisms of Alan's retrospective hopes, so to speak, in the radical Covenanters, the article is well worth reading as an introduction to just how radical, and how important, the Cameronians were. After the next Scottish revolution there will be statues of Richard Cameron alongside those of John Maclean in every town, at least there will be after my (no doubt fleeting but frenetic) stint at the Commissariat of Enlightenment, as the Scottish Arts Council will then be known.


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