The New International. Vol. 6 No. 6. July, 1940.

The whole edition given over to C.L.R. James for his ‘Capitalist Society and the War.’

Contents: Capitalist Society and the War, by CLR James (J.R. Johnson), Introduction, The War and Marxism, The Marxists Predicted Fascism, I) “Dynamic” Fascism, The German Army Before Hitler, The Blitzkrieg Before Hitler, Germany Economy Before Hitler, Fascism: The Marxian Analysis, The Marxist Investigator, An Observer on the Spot, A Bourgeois Economist, Fascism – Guardian of Profits, The Economic Blitzkrieg Abroad, The Diplomatic Blitzkrieg, The Blitzkrieg on Morale, Fascist Fakery, The Blitzkrieg: A Capitalist Strategy, The Blitzkrieg and The Fifth Column, II) “Decadent” Democracies, The Democracies Before Hitler, The Democracies Against Each Other, The Democracies Against the Workers, Democracies’ Main Enemy, The Popular Front Saved Bourgeois Democracy, The Democracies Mobilize Economy, The Democratic Diplomacy, The Democratic Morale, The Democratic Strategy, III) The Future, The Fraud of Self-Sufficiency, U.S. Moves Toward Totalitarianism, Fascism or Socialism.

The New International began as the theoretical organ of the Communist League of America, formed in 1928 by supporters of The International Left Opposition in the Communist Party. The CLA merged with the American Workers Party led by AJ Muste to form the Workers Party of the U.S. in Dec 1935 before intervening in the Socialist Party, at which time this magazine was suspended. After leaving the SP, the main Trotskyist forces formed the Socialist Workers Party in 1938 and resumed publication. In the split of 1940, the Bureaucratic Collectivist faction who no longer defended the Soviet Union, left the Party and held on to the magazine; the SWP then produced ‘The Fourth International’ as their organ of theory.

PDF of full issue:–new-int.pdf

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s