The Revolutionary Age. Vol. 1 No. 7. December 11, 1918.

John Reed’s article linked to online text below.

The Revolutionary Age. Vol. 1 No. 7. December 11, 1918.

Contents: They Are Still There! by John Reed, Famine in Russia, Editorials, Boishevikjabs, Arming the Proletariat in Germany, Counter-Revolutionary Socialism in Poland, Aspects of the Coming Peace by Eadmonn MacAlpin , Wages and High Prices in Russia by M. Bronsky, The Class Character of Bourgeois Mercy by N.I. Hourwich, Chapters from My Diary by Leon Trotsky, They Have Started to Quarrel by Gregory Weinstein, A Problem in Tactics by Louis C. Fraina.

The Revolutionary Age (not to be confused with the 1930s Lovestone group paper of the same name) was a weekly first for the Socialist Party’s Boston Local begun in November, 1918. Under the editorship of early US Communist Louis C. Fraina, and writers like Scott Nearing and John Reed, the paper became the national organ of the SP’s Left Wing Section, embracing the Bolshevik Revolution and a new International. In June 1919, the paper moved to New York City and became the most important publication of the developing communist movement. In August, 1919, it changed its name to ‘The Communist’ (one of a dozen or more so-named papers at the time) as a paper of the newly formed Communist Party of America and ran until 1921.

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