The International Socialist Review. Vol. 12 No. 8. February, 1912.

Of the many highlights this issue are Debs’s ‘Sound Socialist Politics’ where he firmly associates with the S.P. revolutionary left, Mary E. Marcy’s plea for leftists to stay in the S.P. Caroline Nelson’s wonderful socialist children’s story ‘Dick the Militant,’ Bill Haywood’s rousing speech, ‘Socialism the Hope of the Working Class’, and Marcus Hitch looking at who is responsible for violence in the labor movement.

The International Socialist Review. Vol. 12 No. 8. February, 1912.

Contents: The Cold Wave and the Workers by Elias Tobenkin, Socialism the Hope of the Working Class by William D. Haywood, God Did It by Phillips Russell, What Will Become of Your Children? by Mary E. Marcy, Dick the Militant by Caroline Nelson, Sound Socialist Tactics by Eugene V. Debs, A Lesson for Socialists, Ramie-King Cotton in Danger by Baewel E. Petillion, Violence in Class Struggles by Marcus Hitch, The Pick Handle Brigade by Archibald Crawford, Socialist Respect for Capitalist Law by Robert Rives LaMonte, DEPARTMENTS: Editorial: Direct Action; Socialism the Hope of the Working Class; ‘Tis the Final Conflict, International Notes, The Labor Struggle, Publisher’s Department.

The International Socialist Review (ISR) was published monthly in Chicago from 1900 until 1918 by Charles H. Kerr and loyal to the Socialist Party of America. During the editorship of A.M. Simons it was largely theoretical and moderate. In 1908, Charles H. Kerr took over as editor with strong influence from Mary E Marcy. The magazine became the foremost proponent of the SP’s left wing growing to tens of thousands of subscribers. It remained revolutionary in outlook and anti-militarist during World War One. It liberally used photographs and images, with news, theory, arts and organizing in its pages. It was closed down in government repression in 1918.

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