American Socialist Monthly. Vol. 5 No. 8. December, 1936.

An absolutely packed ASM with both the debates in the S.P. and the world-wide class struggle heating up. Articles by Norman Thomas, David Berenberg (including his tribute to Haim Kantorovich), Kantorovich’s final article, Justus Ebert, Hebert Zam, James Burnham, Ernest Erber, and many more.

American Socialist Monthly. Vol. 5 No. 8. December, 1936.

Contents: Notes of the Month, 1936 and the Prospect of a Farmer-Labor Party by Norman Thomas, Some Notes on an All-Inclusive Party by Haim Kanotrovich, Spain: New Outpost of World Revolution by Ernest Erber, Blind Alley in Tampa: AFL Convention by Sam Baron, The Moscow Trial by David P. Berenberg, A Labor Party and Socialism by Herbert Zam, Haim Kantorovich: A Tribute by David P. Berenberg, The Farmer and Collectivization by Justus Ebert, For a Socialist Policy in Palestine and Answer to Felix Morrow by Lew Scott, Socialism and Pacifism by Caroline F. Urie, Reply by James Burnham, What is a Socialist by Sol Perrin, Letters, Book Reviews.

Socialist Review began as American Socialist Quarterly in 1934. The name changed to Socialist Review in September 1937. The journal reflected Norman Thomas’ supporters “Militant” tendency of the ‘center’ leadership. Beginning in 1936, there were also Fourth Internationalists lead by James P. Cannon as well as the right-wing tendency around the New Leader magazine also contributing. The articles reflect these ideological divisions, and for a time, the journal hosted important debates. The magazine continued as the SP official organ through the 1940s.

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