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These essays on the history, politics and future of the Scots reflect patterns of Scots voyaging - economic, philosophic and literary - from the Middle Ages to the present. The varied features of Scots people's personal and political journeys are covered in revealing detail - inventiveness overseas against internal apathy; trailblazing, receptiveness to new ideas contrasted with drink and despair.
Whether on Scotland and the Atlantic, the grandeurs and miseries of political life, and exactly how, in the unstable world of turbo-charged capitalism, the country can develop a lasting economic order, these essays of sixteen years, several specially written, show the mind of one Travelling Scot operating at full throttle.
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"I have been taught a great deal by these essays as well as being splendidly entertained" -- Victor Kiernan
"arguably the country's most brilliant contemporary thinker" -- Pat Kane, Sunday Herald
"articulate and irrepressible. . . uniquely imaginative and stimulating. . . one of Scotland's leading historians. . . there is more to be learned from the jokes and salutary asides in this book than from most sober narratives" -- Tom Nairn
"erudite and literate" -- Allan Massie, Mail on Sunday
"stimulating" (Times Literary Supplement) AUTHOR BIO: Since 1979 Christopher Harvie has been professor of British and Irish Studies at the University of Tubingen in Baden-Wurttemberg. -- Author information
In a series of political and historical essays, Christopher Harvie reflects upon the patterns of the travels of Scots from the Middle Ages to the present day and the future prospects of a Scotland operating in a world of turbo-charged capitalism.'
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