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    Anonymous
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    Just come across this article via twitter. Mentions Harry Young a then Party speaker on a soap box in Scotland in the 70s. The auther appears to remember a lot.

     

    http://www.scottishreview.net/PaulTritschler167.shtml

     

    #105076
    rodshaw
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    "Harry insisted we should not allow the enemy to define the space within which we solve problems."I love that. It sums up the difference between reform and revolution.

    #105077
    ALB
    Keymaster

    I like the quote too, even though I can't see Harry quoting Gramsci. Far too pretentious. In fact does anyone know if it is really a quote from Gramsc?. Perhaps it's a quote from Harry.On the other hand, I can imagine Harry saying this:

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    He captivated the small audience by way of an account of the progression of his life across continents and epochs, and the people he met at socialist world congresses, including Lenin, Trotsky, Bukharin and Stalin – though Bukharin was by far the one he would have preferred to meet down the pub for a pint.

    I agree that Bukharin would have been the best of this bad bunch !

    #105078
    Anonymous
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    A nice piece of writing though,I thoroughly enjoyed it and much of it rings true enough as we had people at brand new shiny Stirling Uni. and Harry did the McLellan Galleries for Glasgow…But Doc Martens?   Not in the 70's. His heid's full o' mince.

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