The Revolutionary Age. Vol. 1 No. 5. Saturday November 30, 1918.

The Revolutionary Age. Vol. 1 No. 5. Saturday November 30, 1918.

Contents: The Crisis and the Socialist Party, A Call For a Party Convention, Editorials – Clemency is for the Guilty! – They are Still There! – All Power to the Soviets! – Bolsheviki and Mensheviki in Bulgaria, Bolshevikjabs, Revolutionary Socialism In Germany by Karl Liebknecht, Chapters from My Diary by Leon Trotsky, A Campaign of Slander, the Constituent Assembly in Russia by John Reed, The Angel of Death, The International Movement.

The Revolutionary Age (not to be confused with the 1930s Lovestone group paper of the same name) was a weekly first for the Socialist Party’s Boston Local begun in November, 1918. Under the editorship of early US Communist Louis C. Fraina, and writers like Scott Nearing and John Reed, the paper became the national organ of the SP’s Left Wing Section, embracing the Bolshevik Revolution and a new International. In June 1919, the paper moved to New York City and became the most important publication of the developing communist movement. In August, 1919, it changed its name to ‘The Communist’ (one of a dozen or more so-named papers at the time) as a paper of the newly formed Communist Party of America and ran until 1921. Figures associated with Revolutionary Age include Scott Nearing, James Larkin, John Reed, H.I. Hourwich, Ludwig Lore, Sen Katayama, William Weinstein, Eadmonn MacAlpine, C.E. Ruthenberg, Max Cohen, Benjamin Gitlow, Bertram D. Wolfe, and John Ballam,

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