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Dwight Macdonald

Protests Headline on League for Cultural Freedom

(23 June 1939)

From Socialist Appeal, Vol. III No. 44, 23 June 1939, p. 2.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’ Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).


On behalf of the League for Cultural Freedom and Socialism, I must repudiate the headline description of our League which recently appeared in the Appeal. The League is “Anti-Stalinist” but by no means “Anti-Hook” in the same sense. There is no reference to the Dewey-Hook Committee in our entire manifesto. There are major differences of principle between the two manifestos, but certainly no such head-on collision as the fevered imagination of your headline writer conjured up. Thank you for printing this correction in an early issue.


Dwight Macdonald
Acting Secretary
League for Cultural Freedom & Socialism

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