Socialist Appeal (Socialist Workers Party). Vol. 2 No. 14. April 2, 1938. Special Anti-War Supplement.

Online texts of ‘In Whose War Shall I Fight?’ by Eugene V. Deb, ‘Socialism and War’ by Lenin & Zinoviev, ‘The Meaning of Pacifism’ by Rosa Luxemburg, ‘The Enemy Is in Your Own Country!’ by Karl Liebknecht linked below.

Socialist Appeal (Socialist Workers Party). Vol. 2 No. 14. April 2, 1938. Special Anti-War Supplement.

Contents include: Workers! The Enemy Is in Your Own Country!, Millions Died for the Fraud of “Democracy”, Roosevelt-Hull Are Heading Toward New World Conflict, In Whose War Shall I Fight? by Eugene V. Debs, Do Not Allow the Lessons of 1917 to Be Easily Forgotten, Wars Since the “War to End War”, SWP Policy on War – Fight the War-Makers!, Sino-Japanese War is Prelude to Greater Pacific Conflict, Workers of the World Must Absorb Lessons of Spanish Civil War, Defense of the Soviet Union Rests on Working Class, Comintern Prepared to Support Imperialist War, Imperialist Interests in China Are at Root of Coming Clashes, The Idea of “National Defense”, Pacifism Is an Aid, Not a Deterrent, to the War-Makers, Socialism and War by Lenin & Zinoviev, The Meaning of Pacifism by Rosa Luxemburg, Democracy Pacifism and Imperialism by Leon Trotsky, The Enemy Is in Your Own Country! by Karl Liebknecht, Woodrow Wilson in Four Installments – How He Led Us to War.

There have been a number of periodicals named Socialist Appeal in our history, this one was edited in New York City by the “Left Wing Branches of the Socialist Party”. After the Workers Party (International Left Opposition) entered the Socialist Party in 1936, the Trotskyists did not have an independent publication. However, Albert Goldman began publishing a monthly Socialist Appeal in Chicago in February 1935 before the bulk of Trotskyist entered the SP. When there, they began publishing Socialist Appeal in August 1937 as the weekly paper of the “Left Wing Branches of the Socialist Party” but in reality edited by Cannon and other leaders. Goldman’s Chicago Socialist Appeal would fold into the New York paper and this Socialist Appeal would replace New Militant as the main voice of Fourth Internationalist in the US. After the expulsion of the Trotskyists from the the Socialist Party, Socialist Appeal became the weekly organ of the newly constituted Socialist Workers Party in early 1938. Edited by James Cannon and Max Shachtman, Felix Morrow, and Albert Goldman. In 1941 Socialist Appeal became The Militant again.

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