So much to recommend in this issue of ISR; Marion Wright’s continued look at imperialism in the Pacific, this time at ‘Formosa’; ‘China and Standard Oil’ by Mary E. Marcy, which I am happy to say is now linked to online text below; an article on the class war in South Africa; Sen Katayama with ‘Business and Patriotism in Japan’; Frank Bohn on socialism and public schools; Verse by Covington Hall; and so much more.
The International Socialist Review. Vol. 14 No. 10. April, 1914.
Contents: Labor’s Battle in South Africa by Ferdinand Marois, The Menace in Government Ownership by John McSlarrow, The Passing of the Boiler-Maker by L.T. Rush, China and Standard Oil by Mary E. Marcy, Glimpses of Formosa by Marion Wright, Business and Patriotism in Japan by S. Katayama, In the Army by One of the Boys, Mother Jones by A Paint Creek Miner, The Socialist Party and the Public Schools by Frank Bohn, The Catholic Church and the Unemployed by M., Us the Hoboes by Covington Hall, Study Course in Socialism by J.E. Sinclair, Catharine Breshkovsky by E. Roubanovitch, Oratory by John P. Altgeld, Class Struggle, News Modern Office Machinery by James E. Griffiths, DEPARTMENTS: Editorial: Why We Look Ahead and Smile, International Notes, News and Views, Publisher’s 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.
PDF of full issue: https://www.marxists.org/history/usa/pubs/isr/v14n10-apr-1914-ISR-riaz-ocr.pdf