The Workers’ Council. Vol. 1 No. 5. June 1, 1921.

A fine issue of Workers Council. Radek’s ‘The International Lesson of Kronstadt’ is linked to online text here. Other highlights include ‘Patrioteering in Our Public Schools’ by Samuel Schmalhausen, and Isaac Hourwich’s look at ‘class divisions in France.’

The Workers’ Council. Vol. 1 No. 5. June 1, 1921.

Contents: Class War in Mingo, Poland and the Allies, ‘Equality’ Before the Law, A Model Country, Anti-Bolshevkist Crusaders in the AFL Convention, The International Lesson of Kronstadt by Karl Radek, Class Divisions in France by Isaac A. Hourwich, The Storm Center of the Communist International by John Kim, Patrioteering in Our Public Schools by Samuel Schmalhausen, International Notes by Alexander Trachtenberg.

The Worker’ Council purpose was to win the Socialist Party of America to the Third, Communist, International and later to win locals and individuals. Published (mostly) weekly by the International Education Association in New York City, Workers Council included important members of the SP, mainly from its Jewish Federation like. J. Louis Engdahl, Benjamin Glassberg, William Kruse, Moissaye J. Olgin, and J. B. Salutsky, editor of the radical Jewish weekly, Naye Welt. They constituted the Left Wing that remained in the Socialist Party after the splits of 1919 and were organized as The Committee for the Third International. Most would leave the SP after its1921 Convention, joining the Workers (Communist) Party after a short independent existence later that year.

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