Matthew Crighton reviewed the Jimmy Reid Foundation’s edited collection called A New Scotland: Building an Equal, Fair and Sustainable Society in the Jul/Aug 2022 issue. The review was a legitimate if narrowly-based one but it did not take into account several issues germane to the project of producing such an edited work. Prime amongst these is that the nature of the book was not one where the editor would wish to – or would seek to – dictate what the nearly 60 contributors to the 25 chapters wrote. The contributors had the autonomy to write as they wished within the remit of their specific chapters and the general parameter of being on the radical left.
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