The Socialist [seven issues]

New York: Socialist Educational Society, 1929-1937. Seven issues of the 8-page, 8.5x11 inch newsletter, vol. 1 nos. 1-6 and vol. 2 no. 1. Most are on acidic paper, now heavily toned and brittle, with some edge chips and a closed tear, but text all intact.

There was a seven year gap between the final issue of volume 1 and the beginning of volume 2, at which point the issuing entity was called the Workers Socialist Party.The first issue lays out the reasons for "What? Another paper!!!???" It lambasts the Left for infighting and ineffectiveness, giving as an example the defense of Sacco and Vanzetti. "From first to last, those most active in trying to defend these men, could not agree. The anarchists fought with the 'Socialists,' the communist contortionists fought both and each other, and with themselves - contortionists find this easy - , the liberal intelligenciaw [sic] added to the din, and what a solidarity THAT was!"

Cat.No: 201273

Price: $95.00