Beyond the Noise: John Maclean - Communism, nationalism and WW1

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 outrage-driven social media news circus and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

ON this episode Jamieson speaks with Henry Bell, author of the new biography 'John Maclean: Hero of Red Clydeside' about the great Scottish revolutionary and his opposition to the first world war, which ended a hundred years ago.

They discuss:

- 1:10 Why did Maclean oppose the war, and why did this mark him out among the socialist movement of his day.

- 5:09 How did Maclean make a name for himself as a leading socialist in Scotland?

- 17:18 Why was the Glasgow of Maclean's day so important for world developments.

- 25:58 Does Maclean become a Scottish nationalist after the war? What exactly is his orientation on the question of Scottish independence?

Picture: Lorna Miller

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