From New International, Vol. 4 No. 11, November 1938, p. 351.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
(Note: Comrade Demby recently returned from a trip to Europe where he had an opportunity to observe the labor and revolutionary movement.)
EVERY COMRADE in Europe, partisan of the Fourth International or even bitter opponent (excluding, of course, Stalinists) who can read English, reads The New International and eagerly awaits the next issue. What impressed me most was the universal acclaim with which The New International is received. It is everywhere regarded as the outstanding Marxist journal in the world. The comrades read it from cover to cover and discuss its contents. In fact, issues are passed around from one to the other and put to great service. I have seen comrades in most of the countries of Europe go without meals and pool their pennies in order to raise enough money for a subscription to The New International.
Considering the number of comrades and sympathizers who can read English, the circulation of The New International in Europe is certainly much higher than in the United States. Actually, it has done far more for increasing the prestige of the SWP than anything else we have done. Further, The New International is the best organizer that the Fourth International has. Not only individual comrades, but in some cases, entire groups have been won to the Fourth International on the basis of The New International, a copy of the magazine having found its way into their hands in some way or other. I only wish that our own comrades would appreciate The New International as much as the European comrades do, and as much as The New International deserves.
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