The Communist. Vol. 14 No. 10. October, 1935.

The Communist. Vol. 14 No. 10. October, 1935.

Contents: Fascist Tendencies in The United States by William Z. Foster, The Threat of Fascism in The United States by Georgi Dimitroff, The Present Rulers of the Capitalist Countries are But Temporary, The Real Master of the World Is The Proletariat: Speech by Georgi Dimitroff, Resolutions of the Seventh Congress of the C.I.:  The Communist International-from the Sixth to the Seventh Congress – 1928-1935. The Offensive of Fascism and the Tasks of the Communist International in The Fight for the Unity of the Working Class Against Fascism, The Tasks of the Communist International in Connection with the Preparations of the Imperialists For A New World War. The Victory of Socialism in The U.S.S.R. and its World Historic Significance, Forward to the Cuban Anti-Imperialist People’s Front! by Blas Roca. The Next Steps in Alabama and the Lower South by Nat Ross.

There are a number of journals with this name in the history of the movement. This Communist was the main theoretical journal of the Communist Party from 1927 until 1944. Its origins lie with the folding of The Liberator, Soviet Russia Pictorial, and Labor Herald together into Workers Monthly as the new unified Communist Party’s official cultural and discussion magazine in November, 1924. Workers Monthly became The Communist in March,1927 and was also published monthly. The Communist contains the most thorough archive of the Communist Party’s positions and thinking during its run. The New Masses became the main cultural vehicle for the CP and the Communist, though it began with with more vibrancy and discussion, became increasingly an organ of Comintern and CP program. Over its run the tagline went from “A Theoretical Magazine for the Discussion of Revolutionary Problems” to “A Magazine of the Theory and Practice of Marxism-Leninism” to “A Marxist Magazine Devoted to Advancement of Democratic Thought and Action.” The aesthetic of the journal also changed dramatically over its years. Editors included Earl Browder, Alex Bittelman, Max Bedacht, and Bertram D. Wolfe.

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