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John Steinbeck

Hints of Scotland’s strong radical working class tradition are evident in many of his bestloved characters

AN INTRIGUING, and oft-quoted, mention of Scotland by the great American novelist John Steinbeck. Alex Salmond referred to it in 2011 in his Taking Scotland Forward statement. But where does the quote come from, and what were Steinbeck’s feelings in general about Scotland?

Salmond goes on to say, “But every society is an ‘unwon cause’ - the struggle for fairness, equality, tolerance, rights of free speech and thought - these are struggles which are never won - they require constant vigilance and courage.”

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iScot Magazine April 2017 - issue 28 116 quality pages from THE ONLY TRULY INDEPENDENT PRO SCOTTISH MAGAZINE PUBLISHER HQ'd IN SCOTLAND. "The one with 'Blaze the mountaineering dug' front cover" Featuring the best writers in Scotland today Robbie Dinwoodie, Tom Morton, Derek Bateman, Will MacLeod, Wee Ginger Dug, Jennifer Harper, Grousebeater, Major Bloodnok, Zoe Weir, Vivien Martin, Dave Bowman, Mary Edward, Alyn Smith MEP, Peter A Bell, Dr Steve McCabe, Ann MacKinnon, Angela Robb, David MacKenzie, and Jason Michael McCann