Robin McAlpine: Ignore 'origin stories' – political debate deserves better
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine argues that political action matters more than personal background
I WAS BORN in a field.
No, literally. In a field. In the rain. And lightning. In fact, after being struck by lightning a family of ravens adopted me and fed me worms and bits of dirt to nurse me back to health. I was seven years old before I knew what socks were – before that my only clothing was made from moss and twigs. My ears fell off one winter.