Brexit means Brexit but we still are none the wiser what Brexit means. However, why worry. It’s summer – traditionally silly season – and we have the Olympics to consume. We can forget about migrants and poverty and social justice (even as we watch Brazil spend millions on sporting events just metres away from people living in abject poverty) and cheer on our boys and girls. It’s all about medals after all, isn’t it? About being winners in the game of life.
This month in Gateway Leatham is at his provocative best, with his articles on Liberties, on Education and on Agriculture. There’s loads to read and even more to think about so I’m keeping my input this month short and will simply direct you towards the authored pieces.
Our Public Domain slot is given over to another great overlooked Scottish writer – Robert Bontine Cunninghame-Graham (aka Don Robert0) whose article/pamphlet on ‘Economic Evolution’ was first published by The Deveron Press and is reproduced for you here. Cunninghame-Graham wrote both fiction and non-fiction for Gateway over the years and if you want to find out more about him…
There’s a look into the third Little Red Town Talk which, in the wake of the Turra Show explores Leatham’s writing on farming and agriculture from a century and more ago.
And last but not least, the Orraman gets his teeth back into the ‘Edinburgh Boys’ suggesting we need to read between the lines of Wikipedia (and other sources) in order to find anything of substance regarding writers and their reputations – how they are made and lost – and more importantly, to avoid being prejudiced (or plain ignorant) about a writer before reading his work.
So. Short but sweet from me this month – and all the better for that some may say.
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