The Radical Review’s Karl Dannenberg offers a left critique of Morris Hillquit and the Socialist Party’s 1918 New York City municipal election campaign.
Reform or Revolution: Or Socialism and Socialist Politic by Karl Dannenberg. Radical Review Publishing Association, New York. 1918.
Contents: On the Eve of the Campaign, The Task of the Socialist Movement, Taking Inventory, What is a Socialist Campaign?, Some Issues of the Campaign, “A Socialist Conception of the City”, The People or the Workers?, State Capitalism or Socialism?, Charity or the. Full Product?, Can Palliation Be Effective?, War and Peace, The Municipal Platform, Tactics of Compromise. 20 pages.
The Radical Review was a Marxist theoretical journal published in New York City between 1917 and 1919. Edited by Karl Dannenberg and largely dominated by the perspective and writers of the Socialist Labor Party, it was, however, an independent journal. The Review engaged the Socialist Party and other activists as a vehicle to promote ‘socialist unity’ and ‘ideological clarity’ when the SLP was looking to remain relevant in the the post-War world. With only seven issues produced, the Review hosted several important Marxist thinkers, particularly Harry Waton, international translations, and gave space to long-form articles and serials, and unlike the SLP press, actively engaged its pages in debate.
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