The International Socialist Review. Vol. 7 No. 9. March, 1907.

The International Socialist Review. Vol. 7 No. 9. March, 1907.

Contents: First Impressions of Socialism Abroad by Robert Hunter, The Political Situation in France by Jean Longuet, The Russian Bastille by Simon O. Pollock, Socialism and Religion by Anton Pannekoek, William the Faithful by Mary E. Marcy, DEPARTMENTS: Editorial—The German Elections, The World of Labor, Book Review, 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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