From Fourth International, Vol.13 No.2, March-April 1952, p.34.
Transcription & mark-up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
The January-February issue of Fourth International containing George Breitman’s excellent treatment of The Bomb Murder of Harry T. Moore has met with a very favorable response. Good sales at protest meetings and rallies are reported by Socialist Workers Party branches from coast to coast. Orders for extra copies still coming in from Akron, Chicago, Newark, Detroit, Flint, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh and San Francisco.
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St. Paul literature agent James writes:
“Sales of the Jan.-Feb. issue of the FI were very, very good. Our extra bundle is all gone and we are ordering another. In the Negro community the Harry Moore article is being received with particular interest. Several Negro leaders were extremely well-impressed with the article, by its clarity of thought, preciseness and method of handling the subject. In their enthusiasm they immediately thought of other people who they thought should have the magazine.
“The Steel Workers Convention article by Harry Frankel is also greatly appreciated by the union militants. Those in the ‘pie-card’ category are disdainful, to put it mildly but it was well received by the newer, younger unionists. These are the people who should be looked to, for they will take a leading part in the coming struggles.”
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Detroit literature agent Bea Allen reports a wide sale of the Jan.-Feb. issue. At one meeting where they advertised the Harry Moore article, over 20 copies in addition to other literature was sold.
New York conducted a very good sale of the Jan-Feb. issue at the NAACP convention in Washington, D.C. Myron, Connie, Rebecca and Fred E. went down and sold 64 copies to the delegates along with 74 copies of The Militant.
Additional orders for the Nov.-Dec. magazine indicates that Los Angeles and New York are still doing a good business in sales of the issue devoted to The World Congress of The Fourth International.
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“We have some incontrovertible evidence,” R.D. writes for a group of friends in Toronto, “that you must be getting better and better. We sold out the last two issues of the FI.” He also requested extra copies of these issues and a larger bundle of the coming number.
Our sincere thanks to JGB, a friend in Moonlake, Canada for his contribution of $5 sent in with sub renewals for The Militant and Fourth International. “I do not want to miss any copies,” he writes, “so I am sending in the money ahead of time. I want to say that the FI is very good. Especially the Nov.-Dec. issue. Best wishes for the coming presidential campaign.”
Many thanks also to WW of Hamden, Conn., for his contribution sent in together with the new renewal of his FI subscription.
Inflation and the Armaments Economy by Arne Swabeck. In a Marxist study of the present economic problems created by the war drive of American imperialism, Arne Swabeck delves into the fundamental causes and driving-forces behind the present inflationary trend.
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The Economic Evolution of Eastern Europe Since 1950, by Ernest Germain. A description of the long steps taken in the Soviet zone towards its transformation from an agricultural to an industrial region as well as an analysis of the contradictions and difficulties resulting from Stalinist bureaucratic domination.
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What’s Ahead in Japan? by V. Grey. An analysis of what has happened in Japan in recent years and what can be expected of it in fulfilling its role as junior partner of US imperialism in the coming counter-revolutionary attack against the Asian revolution.
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