Discussion – Ben McCall responds to

David Purdy / A period of reflection

After the general election: Why Labour lost and the politics of Indyref2 for Scotland

Erik Cramb dons The Hat and ponders the relative value of people’s jobs in the time of covid-19

Tim Haigh /

Radio gaga

Tim looks to the airwaves for a little light relief

Book review / How to Be an Anti-capitalist in the 21st Century

Erik Olin Wright’s swansong offers tools for understanding what is wrong with capitalism and whether alternatives are viable and achievable

Alex. Wood /

Ian Rankin’s Edinburgh

Observing the working class and the real exercisers of power

Jim Gilchrist reflects on anniversaries as The Hat

Alexander Moffat / Painting Alasdair Gray

Eurig Scandrett / Sketches from a small world

Jenni Calder / Declarations from Scottish PEN

Marking seven hundred years from Scotland’s historic Declaration of Arbroath