MIA: Encyclopedia of Marxism: Glossary of Periodicals



Liberator, The

The Liberator, 1918-1924, arguably the greatest radical magazine ever produced in America, began in the spring of 1918 as a successor to the New York left wing political, artistic, and literary magazine The Masses, which had been effectively terminated by postal censorship and Justice Department prosecution during World War I. Masses editor Max Eastman and his sister Crystal, a fine journalist and leading feminist of the day, determined to carry forward The Masses project in new clothes. The pair hoped to escape the political controversy which had handicapped and sunk its predecessor by launching a revised, smaller-format magazine with a new name. It quickly through itself behind the new victorious Bolshevik Revolution and carried many articles extrolling the Revolution and the founding of the Communist International.

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Libre Belgique (Free Belgium)

An illegal journal of the Belgian Labour Party, Brussels (1915-18).


Lichtstrahlen (Rays of Light)

A monthly, the organ of the Left wing Social-Democrats of Germany, edited by Borchardt. It appeared in Berlin irregularly from 1913 to 1921.