Vanguard. Vol. 3 No. 1. April-May, 1936.

Vanguard. Vol. 3 No. 1. April-May, 1936.

Contents: On the Eve of the Spanish October, Do We Need a Farmer-Labor Party? by S. White, Feudal Socialism: Is it an Historical Possibility? by Mark Schmidt, The Role of Progressives in the A.F. of L. by R. Winters, On the Class War Front by Sam Dolgoff, Self-Determination for the Black Belt by Stephen Craig, Leon Trotzky’s Hollow Appeal by Mark Schmidt, International Notes: Spain, France, USSR, Alexy Borovoy, Book Review: Nations Can Live At Home by P.O. Willcox, review by Mark Schmidt, Announcements.

Vanguard: A Libertarian Communist Journal was among the most important anarchist/libertarian communist periodicals in the United States throughout the 1930s. Published monthly in New York City between April 1932 and July 1939, and edited by Samuel Weiner, among others, the paper was the project of the Vanguard Group, The roots of which were in the Rising Youth Group, founded by Sara and Elizabeth Goodman, and the Bronx-based Friends of Freedom, which became the Vanguard Group in 1932. A split in the group by Abe Bluestein om 1939 formed the Challenge Group in response to Vanguard leader Mark Schmidt’s increasingly pro-Soviet positions. Vanguard broke apart in the run-up to World War Two, with some continuing on as What Next? an anti-militarist group.

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