The International Socialist Review. Vol. 8 No. 5. November 15, 1907.

‘Comrade, get a volume of Dietzgen and give your mind a thorough shaking up. You will feel a new life in you.’

Here’s your chance to read a brief explanation of what ‘Dietzgenism’ is. Also, Paul Lafargue’s ‘The Historical Method of Karl Marx’, originally written in 1903 and here translated by Charles H. Kerr for the first time, linked to online text below.

The International Socialist Review. Vol. 8 No. 5. November 15, 1907.

Contents: Marx’s Historical Method by Paul Lafargue. The Political System of Social-Democracy by P.J. Troelstra, Max Stirner: Reincarnated Spook by Robert Rives La Monte, Agricultural Development in Hungary by Nicholas Klein, Dietzgenism by Marcus Hitch, Co-operative Movement in Russia Dr. Totomjanz, DEPARTMENTS: Editorial by A.M. Simons – The Panic, World of Labor by Max Hayes, Book Reviews, Socialism Abroad, Publishers’ Department.

The International Socialist Review (ISR) was published monthly in Chicago from 1900 until 1918 by Charles H. Kerr and critically loyal to the Socialist Party of America. It is one of the essential publications in U.S. left history. During the editorship of A.M. Simons it was largely theoretical and moderate. In 1908, Charles H. Kerr took over as editor with strong influence from Mary E Marcy. The magazine became the foremost proponent of the SP’s left wing growing to tens of thousands of subscribers. It remained revolutionary in outlook and anti-militarist during World War One. It liberally used photographs and images, with news, theory, arts and organizing in its pages. It articles, reports and essays are an invaluable record of the U.S. class struggle and the development of Marxism in the decades before the Soviet experience. It was closed down in government repression in 1918.

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