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Godwin's Law in academic prose
on 30 September 2014
This is a fairly predictable book by an academic/talking head who has made a career attacking the SNP and writes often extremely bad articles on newspaper websites about how the SNP are basically negative nationalists etc. The fact that we may be governed at Westminster by people who complain about immigration, who talk up 'British values' as if the UK invented freedom of speech etc is of no consequence to this professor, who blithely pontificates about how the Scottish political elite is anti-English, tight-knit etc.
Meanwhile, we're run by a bunch of people who went toe the same public school in London, but that's apparently 'internationalist' and open to the world.
Prof Gallagher is Godwin's Law with a PhD, and while I've read his books on Romania and found them ok, this is extremely biased, slanted and often unsustainable stuff.