The Fourth International (Socialist Workers Party). Vol. 1 No. 6. November, 1940.

The editorial and articles from Trotsky, Joseph Hansen, and Jack Weber are linked to online texts below.

Contents: Editorial Comment: Roosevelt, Lewis, the Stalinists and the Election, The Comintern and the GPU by Leon Trotsky, Trotsky’s Last Battle Against the Revisionists by Joseph Hansen, War Strips the Lovestonites by Jack Weber, America’s Productive Capacity: A Book Review, by C. Charles

Fourth International replaced New International. 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 State Capitalist/ Bureaucratic Collectivist faction left the Party and held on to the magazine; the SWP then produced ‘The Fourth International’ as their organ of theory. Along with current debate, the New International regularly featured rare, or newly translated work from past figures of Marxism, as well as book reviews and official statements.

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