Revolt (New York City). Vol. 1 No. 5. February 5, 1916.

Revolt (New York City). Vol. 1 No. 5. February 5, 1916.

Contents: Change by Theodore Dreiser, An Anarchist Portrait by Charles Malato, Editorials, On Tolstoy’s ‘What is Art?’ by William Murrell, Herve’s Somersault, Anarchist Propaganda Group Meeting by S. Marcus, Anarchists in Plymouth by Irwin Granich, Thoughts of an Anarchist at Work by yJ. Isaacson, The Microscope by Satirius, Given the Lie by Samuel Marcus, A Suggestion to. Roosevelt, Wilson & Company by Octave Mirabeau.

There have been several radical papers titled ‘Revolt’ in U.S. history. This short-lived paper, ‘the stormy petrel of the labor movement’, was edited in New York City by Czech-born anarchist Hippolyte Havel. Havel arrived in the U.S. around 1900, staying at the Isak home, publishers of ‘The Firebrand’ and ‘Free Society’ before settling in Chicago. Arrested with Emma Goldman and other anarchists after Leon Czolgosz’s 1901 assassination of President William McKinley, he worked as a radical journalist for the Chicago Arbeiter-Zeitung before becoming a legendary fixture of New York City’s bohemian Greenwich Village. After writing for Goldman and Alexander Berkman’s ‘Mother Earth,’ Havel began ‘Revolt’ at the same time as Berkman began his ‘Blast’ in San Francisco. Both lasted less than a year, Havel’s weekly only survived seven issues from January to March, 1916 before The U.S. Post Office deemed all issues ‘unmailable’ and publication ceased. Eugene O’Neill based the ‘The Iceman Cometh’ character Hugo Kalmar on Havel.

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