Independence: An Argument for Home Rule

Independence: An Argument for Home Rule

by Alasdair Gray


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Gray argues that a truly independent Scotland will only ever exist when people in every home, school, croft, farm, workshop, factory, island, glen, town and city feel that they too are at the centre of the world.

Independence asks whether widespread social welfare is more possible in small nations such as Norway and New Zealand than in big ones like Britain and the U.S.A. It describes the many differences between Scotland and England. It examines the people who choose to live north of the border. It shows Scotland's relevance to the rest of the world. It attempts to conjure a vision of how a Scots parliament might benefit the people of this small but dynamic nation. And it tells how democracy will only truly succeed when every person believes that their vote will make a difference.

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ISBN-13: 9781782111696
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication date: 06/12/2014
Edition description: Main
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Since 1981, when Alasdair Gray's first novel ( Lanark: A Life in Four Books ) was published by Canongate, he has published twenty books, most of them novels and short stories. In his own words, 'Alasdair Gray is a fat, spectacled, balding, increasingly old Glaswegian pedestrian who has mainly lived by writing and designing books, most of them fiction.

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