I’m a political journalist and writer. I’ve written for VICE, Foreign Policy, the London Review of Books, the New StatesmanAl Jazeera English, and many other publications.

The articles featured on this site – commentary, essays, reviews, profiles, and reports – represent a sample of my work since 2013.

I also edit books, notably: Arguing For Independence and The Case For Leftwing Nationalism by my late dad Stephen Maxwell, and (with Pete Ramand) Old Nations, Auld Enemies, New Times by Tom Nairn.

I grew up in Edinburgh and studied in Glasgow (politics) and London (journalism), before living in Belfast for a while. I lived in Vancouver, B.C., between 2017 and 2019. I’m currently back in Britain.

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