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The Case for Left Wing Nationalism book launch

Luath Press

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

The Case for Left Wing Nationalism book launch

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Luath Press and the Institute of Governance

are pleased to invite you to the launch of

The Case for Left Wing Nationalism

by Stephen Maxwell

edited by Jamie Maxwell, with a foreword by Tom Nairn


at New College (enter through main entrance on Mound Place and proceed to doorway on right hand side courtyard opposite John Knox statue). 

at 5:45pm for 6pm, followed by a reception at 7pm. 

Wine and light refreshments will be served.


The event will be chaired by David McCrone and introduced by Jamie Maxwell.

Speakers will include Owen Dudley Edwards, Margo MacDonald,

Robin McAlpine, Joyce McMillan and Andy Wightman, followed by

time for Q&A, comments and discussion. 

All welcome. Entry is free. Places may be reserved via Eventbrite or email or phone 0131 225 4326




The Case for Left Wing Nationalism considers the class dynamics of the constitutional debate, deconstructs the myths that underpin Scottish political culture and
exposes the role Scottish institutions have played and continue to play in restricting Scotland’s progress. In this wide-ranging analysis, Maxwell draws on a wealth of cultural, economic and historical sources. From debating the very nature of nationalism itself, to tackling the immediate social issues that Scotland faces, Maxwell establishes a very real picture of contemporary Scotland and its future.

For Maxwell, independence is about more than building on the country's rich radical traditions it's about overturning established orthodoxies. He presents an unblinkered picture of contemporary Scotland.

His son and editor here, Jamie Maxwell, describes these essays as a ‘wide-ranging, nuanced analysis of contemporary Scottish history and culture’. These essays are a provocative and utterly original contribution to the independence debate, and essential reading as the referendum draws near.

For more information about the book, see




Have questions about The Case for Left Wing Nationalism book launch? Contact Luath Press

When & Where

New College
Mound Pl
EH1 2LX Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

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