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Thread #132900 Message #3017970
Posted By: GUEST,John Moulden
28-Oct-10 - 04:04 PM
Thread Name: Eskimo Republic Political Song Book
Subject: RE: Eskimo Republic Political Song Book
Thank heaven for people who, despite the drive for political correctness, persist in pursuing accuracy. May I modestly suggest that those who find the word 'eskimo' obnoxious in any context, buy the book, search its covers for a title that gives a better evocation of the spirit of independence and defiance that typifies Scottish radical action and the songs that express it, and the whole context within which the action was taken - including the scorn expressed by those who oppose such action. I'm sure that, faced with a fair and reasoned alternative, the editor and publishers will consider a second edition under a different title. However, in the meantime, I'd suggest that no-one should venture to criticize without having made an effort similar to that of the editor/compiler to understand the songs, their makers and their context.