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Formative Documents – Dr Mark McNaught

Dr Mark McNaught remembers his mother watching the Watergate Hearings in the 1970s. Those dramatic weeks sparked an interest in politics that eventually led to a Doctorate in Political Science.  Some of the speeches and events that have informed Dr McNaught’s political thinking and ethos are featured on this page.

Jimmy Reid alienation speech, 1972


Noam Chomsky on Propaganda – The Big Idea – Interview with Andrew Marr


Malcolm X at the Oxford Union Debate, December 3, 1964


Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., – How Long? Not Long


Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., on Voting – speech in Kingstree, South Carolina, 1966


Civil rights in Selma, Alabama, 1965 – attempts to register to vote


What hard lessons can we learn from Wile E Coyote’s methodology to develop Scotland’s constitution?


Muhammad Ali on not going to war


Sept. 12, 1960 – Address of Senator John F. Kennedy to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association