A New Endeavour: Selected Political Essays, Letters, and Addresses
Published: December 1986© 1986
196 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
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Articulate, thoughtful, resonant with integrity, these writings F.R. Scott express the political convictions of one of Canada's most respected intellectuals. The collection spans four decades of outspoken opinion on the political issues that were dear to Scott's heart: the advocacy of socialism, civil rights, Quebec politics, labour rights, social justice, and the political destiny of Canada. Presented in chronological order, the writings include letters to the editor of the Montreal Gazette, speeches, magazine articles from Canadian Forum and Saturday Night, and letters to such political colleagues as David Lewis and J.S. Woodworth.
Scott played many roles in Canadian intellectual life: as a teacher, lawyer, social activist, and poet, he was one of Canada's most skilful communicators. The clarity of his prose and the depth of conviction behind it created a powerful vehicle for his ideas on the political and social issues of his day.