The New York Communist. Vol. 1 No. 1. June 21, 1919.

The New York Communist. Vol. 1 No. 1. June 21, 1919.

Contents: Proletarian Dictatorship by N Lenin, Editorials: Greetings – Mob Government – Recognizing “Russia” – New. About Kolchak, Reply to a Non-Partisan League Farmer by Jay Lovestone, Why Political Democracy Must Go by John Reed, Left Wing Notes, Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program, The Pink Terror.

The New York Communist began in April, 1919 as John Reed’s pioneering Communist paper published weekly by the city’s Left Wing Sections of the Socialist Party as different tendencies fought for position in the attempt to create a new, unified Communist Party. The paper began in a split in the Louis Fraina published Revolutionary Age. Edited by John Reed, with Eadmomn MacAlpine, Bertram Wolfe, Maximilian Cohen, until Reed resigned and left for Russia when Ben Gitlow took over. In June, 1921 it merged with Louis Fraina’s The Revolutionary Age after the expulsion of the Left Wing from the Socialist Party to form The Communist (one of many papers of the time with that name).

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