The American Socialist


Introduction: the American Socialist magazine co-edited by George Clarke, Harry Braverman and Bert Cochran represented the one of the first attempts by Marxists to come to terms with a post-WWII paradig This meant, first of all, dealing with some of the new realities of the American economy. This article from the October, 1954 issue attempts to analyze the significance of automation and its impact on the unions. Computers were a recent innovation and something of a novelty in American society and culture. the movie ‘Desk Set’ was released about this time and featured computer expert Spencer Tracy trying to foist a ‘Braniac’ on the anxious employees of a company, out of whose ranks Doris Day emerges as neo-Luddite rebel. the article also considers a 1954 version of the ‘TINA’ phenomenon, which in those days reflected itself as runaway shops in the American south. the failure of the trade union bureaucracy to deal effectively with this problem has not disappeared, as demonstrated by their inability to cope with such threats in the framework of today’s’ ‘globalization.’ Finally, a word on Bert Cochran. His knowledge of American trade unions came from deep personal experience. He became a leader of the left-wing of the UAW shortly after moving to the Midwest from his native New York. in the 1930s, people with talent and revolutionary principles could emerge as mass leaders in no time at all. I suspect that it will not be too long when we will be facing similar favorable circumstances.

Scanning using Holt Labor Library’s (San Francisco) original bound volumes of American Socialist was done by the Riazanov Library Project (San Pablo, CA and Brooklyn, NY)

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1954

January, Vol. 1, No. 1 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Jules Geller

Founding of the Socialist Union
Prospects of American Radicalism by Bert Cochran
Mccarthyism–The Threat and Answer by Jules Geller
Can U.S. Capitalism Afford Peace? by Harry Braverman
Fighting the Witch-Hunt in Michigan by E. Kennedy
The ALP in Crisis by Michael Bartell
The Right to Eat by James Haskins
Russia in Transition
Book Reviews
Socialist Notes


February, Vol. 1, No. 2 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Jules Geller

Letters to the Editor
Socialist Notes
Will the Brakes Hold? by Harry Braverman
Labor and the Democrats by Bert Cochran
U. S. Gets in on Labor Spy Racket
The Secret of Mccarthy’s Formula by George Clarke
Economic Security – Plans and Ballyhoo by John Darnell
Labor Can Stop the Witch-Hunt
I Warned Reuther by Genora Dollinger
The Ohio Inquisition
London Letter
Book Review


March, Vol. 1, No. 3 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Jules Geller

Clippings
The Labor Scene by Bert Cochran
Freedom Rings at Ann Arbor
Man’s Fare and the Bomb by Harry Braverman
Europe’s “New Look": Grim for Dulles by George Clarke
Menacing Abundance
The New Violence
People Veto “Guilt by Marriag’e"
Beria’s End and the Soviet New Course
Careers and Smears
Coalition or Independenceo
Book Review
Periodicals in Review
Letters to the Editor


April, Vol. 1, No. 4 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Jules Geller

Clippings
Mccarthy’s ‘Kampf’-A Warning Signal
The New Union-Busting: “Security” Firings
Will Indo-China Be a New Korea? by George Clarke
Negro Labor Fights for a Square Deal by Bert Cochran
Revolution in Guatemala: 1944-1954 by Harry Braverman
Anti-Labor Thugs Still in Business
It’s Good for GM–But Is It Good for the Country?
Jobless Crisis for Union Action
Puerto Rico Is Not Free by Jules Geller
Book Review
Leiters to the Editor


May, Vol. 1, No. 5 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Jules Geller

The 30-Hour Week: Answer to Layoffs
Peace Needs a Voice
The Shadow Lengthens
The “Shame of Chicago”
"Take Free Speech Seriously” by Paul Breslow
Hell Bombs or Peace by George Clarke
"Joe Must Go” Movement Catches On
Can They Really Cure Depressron? by Harry Braverman
Labor and the Fight for Negro Equality by Bert Cochran
A Remarkable Labor Film
Opinions–The Meaning of McCarthyism
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


June, Vol. 1, No. 6 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: W. W. Raleigh

Clippings
War in Indo-China
Robbery Without Risk
Ambush On the Potomac
Shifting Tax Load by Harry Braverman
Founding of a Great Crusade by Bert Cochran
Cold Reception in Michigan
Time Bomb in Egypt by Lewis Scott
Heroes and Heresy
It Takes More Than Plush to Make a Cadillac
Soviet Art: a Drama With Conflict by Fred Gross
Periodicals in Review
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


July, Vol. 1, No. 7 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

Behind the Split in the GOP
Geneva: War or Peace?
Is the School Fight Won? by Harry Braverman
"We Have Fought a Thousand Years” by Michael Burns
Heyday of American Radicalism by Bert Cochran
Opinions
Tensions Are Building Up
Clardy Finds An Opening
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


August, Vol. 1, No. 8 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

Rift in the West
"Responsible” Witch-Hunting
Biggest Pork Barrel in History by Wm. Raleigh
Mendes Looks for An Out by Our European Correspondent
The Quislings Take Over in Guatemala
What’s Happening to Real Wages?
Negro Community, U.S.A. by Emmett Moore
Trouble at Home Base by Robert Henderson
Does U.S. Labor Need a Socialist Outlook?
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


September, Vol. 1, No. 9 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

After Geneva
The Hard Facts
Russia and Socialism by Harry Braverman
Crisis in Auto by H. Butler
New Winds Over Europe by Our European Correspondent
Twenty-Year Battle by Robert Henderson
Trouble Ahead for Israel by Lewis Scott
Round Table On American Socialism
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


October, Vol. 1, No. 10 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

The New “Verboten” Law, An Editorial
The Silent Revolution (Computers)
The New Tycoons by Harry Braverman
Detroit Labor Meets the Challenge
Retreat Is No Answer by Douglas Brown
Political Probe by Fred Gross
Hooliganism, Inc.
Bonn Letter by Our European Correspondent
A Visit to Guatemala by Frank Warner
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


November, Vol. 1, No. 11 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

Labor and the Recession
The 1954 Elections
Bevan Bids for Power by Our European Correspondent
Auto Labor Faces 1955 by John Darnell
Progress in Dixie by Fred Perry
Defeat for the Union-Busters by Dave Lands
U.S. Capitalism Has a Way Out by a Midwest Labor Editor
The Revolution of Our Time by Bert Cochran (A Speech)
Russia: After Lenin and After Stalin by Isaac Deutscher
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


December, Vol. 1, No. 12 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

Mccarthy and the Senate
Arms and the Germans
A Time of Indecision by Harry Braverman
Hunting Witches in the Church by Rev. Hugh Weston
Coffee Syndicate At Work by An Economist
What Price ’Lesser Evil’? by Irving Beinin
The Alternatives for Asia by Bert Cochran (A Speech)
Aitack On the Right to Travel
Auto Union Conference Sets 1955
The Historians and Co-Existence by Wm. Raleigh
Book Review
Letters to the Editor
Index to the American Socialist for 1954, Volume I


1955

January, Vol. 2, No. 1 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

AFL-CIO Leaders Talk Unity
The Labor-Party Debate At the CIO Convention
Bevanism Vs. Ibutskelllsm” by Our European Correspondent
Negro Workers in Politics by Marvin Towns
American Socialists in World War I by Bert Cochran
One Year of the American Socialist
American Radicalism-Present and Future (A Symposium)
The Progressive Party by James S. Robertson
Role of Illusion by Prof. Mulford Q. Sibley
Conditions of a New Radicalization by Bert Cochran
Will the Turn Be to the Left? (Discussion)
Theory, Common Sense and the American Tradition by Harry Braverman
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


February, Vol. 2, No. 2 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

A Call For Independent Politics
Excerpts From the Guardian Statement
After the French Vote by Our European Correspondent
The Guaranteed Annual Wage by John Darnell
Badly Neglected: the Need For Contract Improvements
The Split in the Socialist Party by Bert Cochran
Crisis in Tunisia by Wm. Raleigh
Terror-Campaign in Florida
The Truth About Race by An Anthropologist
The Story of a Grassroots Movement by Robert Henderson
Book Reviews
Letters to the Editor


March, Vol. 2, No. 3 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

Voyage to the Nineteenth Century by Harvey O’connor
Behind the Formosa Crisis
Are the Unions Safe?
What the Colonial People Want by Harry Braverman
In the Shadow of the Blackjack by Al Burton
Conflict in the Italian Communist Party by Our European Correspondent
Our Decaying Moral Climate by Hugh Weston
My Travels in French North Africa by Daniel Guerin
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


April, Vol. 2, No. 4 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

Spotlight On the Stock Market
H-Bomb Diplomacy
"We Don’t Want a New Army!"
The Iranian Oil Grab by Harvey O’connor
Malenkov’s Fall and the Agricultural Problem by Harry Braverman
The Lightfoot Case by Rev. William T. Baird
British Labor At the Crossroads
Brain-Washing in the United States
India’s Economy At a Standstill by David Edwards and Fred Gross
Classes in America by Bert Cochran (Review of Lipset-Bendix sociology book)
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


May, Vol. 2, No. 5 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

the Yalta Controversy
School Fight Goes
Fifteenth Convention of the Auto Union by a Delegate
Rift in Steel by a Special Correspondent
Self-Portrait of a New Look Labor Leader
Jungle War in Malaya by Philip Samen
Opinions:
Another 1929? by Henry Haase
A Debs-Type Party by George Woodard
Needed: Third-Party Movement by An Active Leftist
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


June, Vol. 2, No. 5 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

Soviet Peace of fensive
The Next Ten Years by Bert Cochran
Albert Einstein: Scientist, Philosopher, Socialist
Currents in the French Left by Our European Correspondent
Apathy On the Plains by Arthur Wallace Calhoun
Skilled and Unskilled by a General Motors Worker
The Vindictive Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
By Rev. Hugh Weston
The Modest Privilege of Keeping Silent by George G. Olshausen
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


July, Vol. 2, No. 7 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

They’re Not in Business For Your Health
Labor Statesmen Abroad
Settlement in Auto by a Detroit Correspondent
After the British Election by Our European Correspondent
The Assault On Reason by Harry Braverman
Mysticism Serving Reaction: Moral Re-Armament Hits Chicago by Paul Breslow
Socialism and Democracy by Bert Cochran
Economic Notes by Henry Haase
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


August, Vol. 2, No. 8 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

the Next Round: Why Labor Wants More In
Balance Sheet of the United Nations by Wm. Raleigh
Union Wins a Crucial Skirmish in the Bitter Kohler Strike
Labor Unity Doesn’t Excite Me by Kermit Eby
Three Views On the Road Ahead For Progressives
What Caused the Moscow-Belgrade Rift? by Harry Braverman
What Is a “Security Risk"? by Charles C. Lockwood
How the Fbi Tried to Recruit An Informer
German Socialism and the First World War by Bert Cochran
Mammon’s Fables by David Herreshoff
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


September, Vol. 2, No. 9 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, George Clarke, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Wm. Raleigh

Reflections On the 84Th Congress
A Free Press?
Brownell Moves to Smear “The Nation"
Return From the Summit by Our European Correspondent
Smudge of Oil On Peron
What Is Property? by Forrest Oren Wiggins
A Crucial Fight For Unionism
Prosecution of Bridges Flops Again
The Changing South by Fred Perry
Myths About the “New Capitalism” by Harry Braverman
Symbol of French Labor Drama
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


October, Vol. 2, No. 10 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

Floods and Free Enterprise
Eisenhower’s Dollar Crusaders
Automation: Promise and Menace by Harry Braverman
The Story of Swede Berglund by Marine Fireman
Crisis in Morocco by Our European Correspondent
Smiling Jack’s Last Assignment by G. C.
The Canadian Scene Today by George Brodie
Economic Notes by Henry Haase
Juveniles in a Delinquent Society by Lewis Scott
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


November, Vol. 2, No. 11 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

Civil Rights After the Till Murder
The Conflicting Forces in the South by Carl Braden
Debs and the “Appeal to Reason” by George H. Shoaf
The Eugene V. Debs Heritage by Bert Cochran
A Great American by Rev. Stephen H. Fritchman
We Must Learn From Debs by Martin Gahagan
Book Review
Letters to the Editor


December, Vol. 2, No. 12 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

Spirit of Geneva-Redefined
What’s Ahead For Labor? a Symposium
A View ,Of the Future by Kerit Eby
Labor Ina Changing America by Ernest Demaio
Labor and the Economy by Ernest Mazey
Wages in the Soviet Union by Isaac Deutscher
Behind the Brazilian Elections
Opinions: Socialism and Democracy
What Next For British Labor? by Our European Correspondent
Book Review
Letters to the Editor
Index to the American Socialist, 1955, Volume 2


1956

January, Vol. 3, No. 1 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

Crisis In Education
AFL-CIO Merger by Bert Cochran
If Eugene Debs Returned (A Speech) by W. E. B. Du Bois
Veblen On Modern Institutions
Soviet Scientists And The New Course By Our European Correspondent
For Freedom Of Thought And Negro Rights
Farmers in Trouble By Michael Burns
Decline Of A University By Martin Hall
California’s “Political Inquisition” Law By Dr. Harry C. Steinmetz
Ivory Towers And Watchtowers
Book Review
Letters To The Editor


February, Vol. 3, No. 2 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

Twilight Of Empire In The Middle East
A Plea For Amnesty
The Southern Negro Stirs By Conrad Lynn
Negro Voters Face 1956 By W. E. B. Du Bois
Pioneering In Cooperative Medicine By Dr. Jay W. Friedman
Big Business Moves in on the Farmer By Harry Braverman
Dulles-Style Democracy In Guatemala By J. Geller
When The Farmers Raised Hell By Bert Cochran
Book Review
Letters To The Editor


March, Vol. 3, No. 3 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

Off To A Slow Start In Miami
Lawyers Guild Draws Wide Support
What’s The Matter With The Unions? By Bert Cochran
The Jencks Case: Test For The High Court
The Natural Gas Monopoly By Henry Haase
Is The Boom Losing Its Balance? By Harry Braverman
How The Economy Looks To Me By Ernest De Maio
France: New Government-New Crisis By Our European Correspondent
Witch-Hunts I Have Seen By Florence Luscomb
Opinions:
Socialism And America By Donald D. Todd
No Time For Greatness By Dr. Jay W. Friedman
Free Choice Under Socialism By Dr. Hans Freistadt
The Defeat That Gave Hitler His Chance
Book Review
Letters To The Editor


April, Vol. 3, No. 4 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

The Russians Revolt Against Stalin
British Left Looks At The Changes In Russia
Walking their Way to Freedom By A Special Correspondent
Which Way to a New American Radicalism? By Harry Braverman
Is There A Class Struggle In The United States?
Capitalism Vs. Socialism: The Score In Europe By Henry Haase
Babbitt Gets Religion By Rev. Hugh Weston
The Civil Rights Assembly By A Delegate
The Architect Of The French People’s Front Government
Book Review
Letters To The Editor


May, Vol. 3, No. 5 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

The Coming Showdown For Jim Crow
Communist Parties In Crisis
A Decade Of Cold War By Bert Cochran
What Labor Needs By Donald Tormey
Skilled Trades’ Revolt In Auto By A Special Correspondent
Paris Letter
Notebook Of An Old-Timer By George H. Shoaf.
Opinions
The Choice Of Doctors By Jay W. Friedman
A Page From Socialist History By Harvey O’connor
Racists Gaining In The North? By Michigan Reader
"Socialism” In The Milwaukee Elections By Robert Henderson
Book Review
Letters To The Editor


June, Vol. 3, No. 6 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

Disarmament Maneuvers In The Cold War
Six Months Of Labor Unity
Since Stalin Died By Isaac Deutscher
Twenty-Five Years Of The Socialist International By Bert Cochran
The Fluoridation Controversy By Dr. Jay W. Friedman
Opinions
A National Left-Wing Caucus By A Northwest Reader
A True Perspective On Stalinism By A California Reader
Economic Parallel With 1929 By A Student
On Radical Propaganda By Ben H. Williams
Cash And Carry Justice By Buford W. Posey
Why The Left Went Wrong By J. Barrie
Winning Students To Socialism By A College Reader
Book Review
Letters To The Editor


July, Vol. 3, No. 7 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

The Speech That Shook The World
Warning Signs In The Economy
The New America By Harry Braverman
Slow Down For The Witch-Hunt By Victor Rabinowitz
Russia’s Criminal Code: Test Of The Regime By I. F. Stone
International Society For Socialist Studies By G. D. H. Cole
Opinions: A Symposium By Arthur K. Davis, George Olshausen,
Clifford T. Mcavoy, David Herreshoff, Kermit Eby, Scott Nearing,
Michael Baker
Aristocratic Critic Of Capitalism By George Olshausen
Book Revi Ew
Letters To The Editor


August, Vol. 3, No. 8 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

The Great Debate Goes On
A Message To The Polish Government
Pierre Herve On The French Communist Party
How We Rule An Unhappy People By Bert Cochran
Notebook Of An Old Timer: War And Peace By George H. Shoaf
Opinions:
The Uses Of Power By Paul Mattick
Communist Teachers By A Student
In The Land Of The Krupps By Fred Gross
Book Review
Leiters To The Editor


September, Vol. 3, No. 9 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

Arab Nationalism Opens A New Front
Settlement In Steel By Harry Braverman
How Fascism Conquered Spain By Elena De La Souchere
Socialism: The Word And The Deed By Bert Cochran H Hm.
U.S. Communist Party Prospects Given A Poor Rating
The Invisible Menace By A Biologist
America Also Had a Revolution by Harry Braverman
Book Review
Letters To The Editor


October, Vol. 3, No. 10 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

The 1956 Elections
Who Runs America? By Bert Cochran
What’s Delaying Atomic Power? By Henry Haase
The Shame Of A Nation By Northwest Anthropologist
The Red Man’s Rights By William Jaber
Opinions:
New Approaches To Socialist Organization By Midwest Teacher
The Future Party By The Editors
Some Questions About Depression By A Chicago Reader
A Reply
Book Review
Vincent Hallinan Speaks Out For Left Unity
Letters To The Editor


November, Vol. 3, No. 11 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

Sore Spots In The Boom
What’s Wrong With U.S. Politics?
Oil And Suez By Harvey O’connor
Where Do We Stand On Integration? By Buford Posey
Upton Sinclair’s “Jungle” By David Herreshoff
Reflections On The 1956 Campatgn By George H. Shoaf
Time To Stop The Trials Of’ Ideas By Harry Braverman
Toward a New Movement of Democratic Socialism By Bert Cochran
Book Review
Letters To The Editor


December, Vol. 3, No. 12 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

Sore Spots In The Boom
What’s Wrong With U.S. Politics?
Oil And Suez By Harvey O’connor
Where Do We Stand On Integration? By Buford Posey
Upton Sinclair’s “Jungle” By David Herreshoff
Reflections On The 1956 Campatgn By George H. Shoaf
Prosperity on Easy Payments By Harry Braverman
Toward A New Movement Of Democratic Socialism By Bert Cochran
Book Review
Letters To The Editor


1957


January, Vol. 4, No. 1 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

A House Divided
Socialism And Democracy A Debate
Jobs And The Color Line By R. R. Childers
Justice Was Not Done By Laurent B. Frantz
Opinions
A Solution For The Farmer By An East Coast Reader
Rellgion And Socialism By A New York Reader
Foundations Of A New American Radicausm By Bert Cochran
Industrialize-But How?
Book Review
Letters To The Editor


February, Vol. 4, No. 2 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

Dust Bowl Of The Fifties
What Price Brinkmanship?
Labor And The Southern Negro By Carl Braden
Socialism, Power Elites and Bureaucracy By Bert Cochran
New Birth Of Freedom A Speech By Harry Braverman
Opinions By Prof. Leland F. Pritchard And Ray O. Caukin
Rebellion On The High Plains
Book Review
Bernhard J. Stern, 1894-1956 By Irving L. Horowitz
Letters To The Editor


March, Vol. 4, No. 3 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

Unions On The Defensive
The Communist Convention By Bert Cochran
Toward a Socialist Revival By Joseph Starobin
J. A. Wayland And The "Appeal To Reason" By Fred D. Warren
The "Dues Revolt" In Steel By Harry Braverman
Difficult Days For Auto Labor By A Special Correspondent
Book Review


April, Vol. 4, No. 4 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

Billion Dollar Diplomacy
Our Corporate Middle Class By Harry Braverman
What Is Science? By Dr. Hans Freistadt
The Swing To Labor By George W. Stone
Notebook Of An Old-Timer By George W. Shoaf
Opinions: Proclaiming Our Humanity By Jay W. Friedman
Book Review


May, Vol. 4, No. 5 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

Embarrassment Of Riches
What Zionism Wants By Larry Hochman
Opinions
A Comment On "Socialist Revival" By Hal Harper
Do We Need A Different Label? By Arthur Wallace Calhoun
South Of The Border By Harvey O'connor
The Dismal Decade By Bert Cochran
Trends On The Left: A Tour Report By Bert Cochran
Book Review


June, Vol. 4, No. 6 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

Flank Attack On Labor
Prayer Pilgrimage To The Nation's
The Birth Of American Communism By Bert Cochran
Did Gandhi Have The Answer? By Harry Braverman
Paris Letter By A Correspondent
Opinions: Israeli-Arab Conflict By A Jewish Socialist
Book Review


July, Vol. 4, No. 7 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

America Gets The Fall-Out Jitters
Announcing The Formation Of The American Socialist Clubs
Decay Of The Cities By Arthur K. Davis
The Metropolis Is Obsolete By Arthur W. Calhoun
The Choice Before Us By William Appleman Williams
Ghana Faces Its Future By E. Glinne
Book Review


August, Vol. 4, No. 8 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

What's Happening In Russia?
Capitalism, Socialism,And Economic Growth By Joseph Starobin
The Court Decrees A Thaw By Harry Braverman
Science, Truth, And Religion By Hans Freistadt
Notebook Of An Old-Timer: Will History Repeat? By George H. Shoaf
Book Review


September, Vol. 4, No. 9 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

THE POLITICIAns And Civil Rights
The Chinese Riddle By Bert Cochran
The Religion of Conservation By Reuben W. Borough
Navaho Indians: Oil and Mining Buzzards Hover Overhead By John R. Salter
Lawyer Looks At "Security_Risk" Program By Charles C. Lockwood
Guiana Wants Freedom By Frank Bellamy
Opinions: Why "Close 'Out" The Farmer? By Edward M. Gleasonmm
Book Review
Student Protest Hits The MINNESOTA CAPITOL by David Herreshoff


October, Vol. 4, No. 10 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
Business Manager: Elaine Roseland

The Labor Crisis: Where There Is No Vision
Debate In The Belgian Left By Belgian Correspondent
On The Waterfront By Ai Burton
New Currents In British Socialism By A Special Correspondent
Notebook Of An Old-Timer: Gompers As I Knew Him By George H. Shoaf
Efficiency Versus Humanity By Bert Cochran
Book Review


1958

January, Vol. 5, No. 1 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

The Recession of 1958
Forty Years of Russian Communism by Isaac Deutscher
Labor in Ebb Tide by Kermit Eby
Report On Harry Braverman’s Speaking Trip
New Horizons for European Socialism by Bert Cochran
A Review Article: Chronicle of the Beat Generation
Book Review


February, Vol. 5, No. 2 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

Marching Orders From the Power Elite
Second Round For Civil Rights by Conrad Lynn
Socialism and the Mixed Economy by Harry Braverman
What is Peronism by Bert Cochran
Opinions: Competitive Coexistence by Joseh Starobin
The Ages of Man by Stanton Tefft
Book Review


March, Vol. 5, No. 3 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

Washington and the Algerian War
The Reuther Plan-Advance Or Retreat? by An Auto Worker
What’s Wrong With Our Schools? by a Midwest Teacher
Brazil: Why Latin Countries Stay Poor by Special Correspondent
We Didn’t Make Much Money by Frank O’hare
California Power Play by Reuben W. Borough
Book Review


April, Vol. 5, No. 4 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

The Slump Deepens
Disarmament and the AEC
Can We Cure Depressions? a Debate Between Abba P. Lerner and Harry Braverman
My Idea of Democracy by G. D. H. Cole
Pioneers of Progress by George H. Shoaf
Opinions: How to Spread Socialism by Vincent Hallinan
Book Review


May, Vol. 5, No. 5 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

The McClellan Committee Overplays Its Hand
Russia’s Real Challenge by Irving H. Flamm
Marx in the Modern World by Harry Braverman
Lumber Workers’ Long Battle by Kelly Hill
Approaches to Socialism by David Herreshoff
Report On a Trip to the Midwest by Bert Cochran
Book Review


June, Vol. 5, No. 6 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

Crisis of the French Republic
Shabby Tale of An of ficial Confidence Game
By Daniel M. Berman
Using Our Knowledge of the Mind by Henry Ware
According to Hoiles by George H. Shoaf
Two Radical Decades in American History by Bert Cochran
Book Review


July-August, Vol. 5, No. 7-8 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

The Forgotten Man Is Back
American Labor in Midpassage by Bert Cochran
No More Class War? by Leo Huberman
Automation and Labor by William Glazier
A Note on the Worker’s Cultural Degradation by Harvey Swados
The Condition of the Working Class by Paul M. Sweezy
The White Collar Worker by Douglas F. Dowd
The Unions in Politics by Harry Braverman
The Negro and the Union: a Dialogue by Shubel Morgan
Books About American Labor by David Herreshoff
Book Review


September, Vol. 5, No. 9 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

Myth of Containment
Why They Spat by Frank Tuttle
Message of the Non-Jewish Jew by Isaac Deutscher
The Large Corporation and American Foreign Policy, 1890-1958 by William Appleman Williams
Book Review
"A Long Silence, a Short Announcement” by Claude Roy


October, Vol. 5, No. 10 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

New York Elections: Battle of the Silver Spoons
In France: Government by Blackmail by Claude Bourdet
What’s Wrong in Detroit? by Frank Bellamy
Social Class and Mental Illness by Harry Braverman
Colloquy in a Union Hall by George H. Shoaf
California Unions Fight “Right to Work” by Philip Samen
Book Review


November, Vol. 5, No. 11 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

How to Lick the Demagogues
Bilbos in Gray Flannels by Harry Golden
The Life and Death of “Labor’s Daily” by Dennis Anderson
Argentina After Peron by Irving L. Horowitz
Lumber Workers in the Cio by Kelly Hill
Book Review


December, Vol. 5, No. 12 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

Democratic Landslide: Victory For What?
After the Auto Settlement
The Case of Dr. Zhivago by Harry Braverman
Boris Pasternak’s Epic Novel by Jules Chametzky
The Iron Horse Slows Down by Frank Bellamy
City of Brotherly Love by Martin Oppenheimer
The Three Faces of Man by Stanton K. Tefft
Book Review
Index to the American Socialist, 1958, Volume 5


1959

January, Vol. 6, No. 1 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

The Berlin Crisis
The American Teenager
Awakening Of The Congo
Failure Of Military "Realism" By Jeanne Riha
The Nasser Revolution By Harry Braverman
Opinions: The Jewish Tradition By A California Reader
Anatomay Of An Old-Line Union By Bert Cochran
Dook Review

February, Vol. 6, No. 2 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

Labor In The Coming Decade
Challenge To The Oil Cartel By Harvey O'connor
Upheaval In Latin America By Harry Braverman
Nevv Tastes In Vvaste By Frank Bellamy
Facade For Plunder By Reuben Borough
Cuba L1Bre!-Sixty Years Ago By Ge0Tge H. Shoaf
Book Revi Evv
Edward Bellamy And His Influence By Sylvia E. Bowman

March, Vol. 6, No. 3 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

What Price Recovery?
Challenge Of Russian Planning By Bert Cochran
A Bureau In Hungary By Dora Scarlett
The Progressives And The House Of Morgan By Harry Braverman
Book Review
Currenl's And Undercurrents By Genora Dollinger

April, Vol. 6, No. 4 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

How Much Longer?
Lenin’s Last Dilemma By Isaac Deutscher
New Thunder Out of Communist China By Bert Cochran
Prosperity Gets The Shakes By George H. Shoaf
Economics of the War Economy By Paul Mattick
Book Review

May, Vol. 6, No. 5 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

Shape Of Things To Come
Shopping: Soviet Style By Paul Breslow
Political Turmoil In Japan By Robert D. Casey
A Plan To End Unemployment By Shortening The Work-Week
Opinions
A Letter on China By Michael Harrington
Reply to Michael Harrington on China By Bert Cochran
Socialism And Pacifism By Jay W. Friedman
The Cowards: Excerpts From A Recent Czechoslovak
C. Wright Mills' Anti-War Manifesto By Bert Cochran
Book Review

June, Vol. 6, No. 6 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

The Next Generation Of Radicals
Report On The British Campus By Norman Birnbaum
A Short Inv.Entory Of Labor's Share By Frank Tuttle
Arms Spending And The Boom By Reuben Borough
Do Third Parties Have A Chance?
By Ralph Nader And Theodore Jacobs
The World Of Work By Harry Braverman
From A Union Paper: "Be Men And Rebels"
The Long View by Bert Cochran mm 19 Books

July, Vol. 6, No. y [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

The Steel Strike And Labor's Crisis
Tom Paine: The 150Th Anniversary Of A Rebel By RaymondĚ Fletcher
Choices Before America By Bert Cochran
Slow Death In Algeria By Lucien Weitz
The Economic Race By Harry Braverman
Attack On The Supreme Court And The New Majority By Harry Lore
Social Roots Of Crime By Martin Oppenheimer
Books

July-August, Vol. 6, Nos. 7-8 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

Return To .The Summit
Balance Sheet Of De Gaulle By Claude Bourdet
Steel Labor On The Defensive By Harry Braverman
Prophet In Exile By Isaac Deutscher
Opinions: Choices Before America By William Stanley
Nationalism And Socialism By Paul Mattick
Evidence And Faith By Mulford Q. Sibley
Books

September, Vol. 6, No. 9 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

Return To .The Summit
Balance Sheet Of De Gaulle By Claude Bourdet
Steel Labor On The Defensive By Harry Braverman
Prophet In Exile By Isaac Deutscher
Opinions: Choices Before America By William Stanley
Nationalism And Socialism By Paul Mattick
Evidence And Faith By Mulford Q. Sibley
Books

October, Vol. 6, No. 10 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

Mr. Khrushchev Comes To Town
Influence Peddlers In Brass Hats
Awakening Of Africa By Fenner Brockway
An Alternative Foreign Policy By Robert H. Sollen
The Naacp's Golden Jubilee By Conrad Lynn
My Battle With The White Citizen's Councils By Buford W. Posey
Last Of The Giants By Bert Cochran
Books

There was no November issue

December, Vol. 6, No. 11 [Full issue in PDF]

EDITORIAL BOARD: Bert Cochran, J. Geller, Harry Braverman
BUSINESS MANAGER: Elaine Roseland

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Reuben W. Borough, Arthur K. Davis, Kermit Eby, David Herreshoff, George Hitchcock, Conrad Lynn, Ernest Mazey, Harvey O’Connor, George Olshausen, George H. Shoaf, William A. Williams

A Statement To Our Readers By The Editors [LAST ISSUE]
Stalemate Of Labor In Britain
Socialism In Our Time By Harry Braverman
Khrushchev And Stalin
The Case For A Libertarian Solution By G.D.H. Cole
The New Campaign Of Chinese Communism
The Beats And The Squares By Bert Cochran
Books
Index To The American Socialist, 1959, Volume 6