International Socialist Review. Vol. 4 No. 2. August, 1903.

International Socialist Review. Vol. 4 No. 2. August, 1903.

Contents: Features of the Electoral Battle by August Bebel, A Foretaste of the Orient by John Murray, Jr., The Wage Slave by D. U. Cochrane, Australian Labor and Socialist News by Andrew M. Anderson, Socialism in Bohemia by Dr. Leon Winter, Political Problems in Germany by Ernest Untermann, Economic Aspects of Chattel Slavery by A. M. Simons, Metaphysics and Socialism by William Macon Coleman, Oh, World’s Oppressed! by Edwin Arnold Brenholtz, Editorial-Farmer and Wageworker in the Socialist Party, The World of Labor, Socialism Abroad, Book Reviews.

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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