The Monthly Review Magazine
The Monthly Review magazine was launched in May 1949 in New York.
New American Movement
The Monthly Review has had 6 editors to date:
Prominent contributors to the Radical America journal include:
Monthly Review Conferences on Socialism
"International Conference on the Future of Socialism", October 12-14, 1990, at Hunter College, NY
"An in-depth look at recent events in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and their implications for progressives around the world"
- Helga Adler
- Eqbal Ahmad - (a longtime associate of the Institute for Policy Studies IPS
- Maria Helena Moreira Alves - a founder of the Brazilian marxist Workers Party
- Egon Bondy
- Jutta Braband
- Michael Burawoy
- Luciana Castellina
- Carmen Diane Deere
- Barbara Ehrenreich - (Democratic Socialists of America leader)
- Irena Goralska
- Raphael Hernandez
- Diana Johnstone - In These Times newspaper
- Jan Kavan
- Joyce Kolko
- Marcin Kula
- Harry Magdoff - MR and identified Soviet spy;...
- Manning Marable
- Peter Marcuse
- Ludmilla Melchior
- Ralph Miliband
- Maxine Molyneux
- Molena de Montis
- Nixumalo Mzala
- Marta Nunez
- Gita Sen
- Daniel Singer
- Paul M. Sweezy - MR
- Carlos M. Vilas
Saluting Lucius Walker
On September 7, 2010, MRZine, the online publication of the Monthly Review published an obituary for Lucius Walker in which they stated that he had "distinguished himself by being a tireless fighter for the freedom of the five Cuban prisoners held in the United States."
Monthly Review Press
Monthly Review magazine has companion publishing company known as Monthly Review Press. One of their publications was entitled "Before The Point of No Return", 1986, edited by old identified CPUSA member Leon Wofsy, a man who later gravitated to other Marxist organizations. The book was billed as "An Exchange of Views on the Cold War, The Reagan Doctrine, and What Is To Come."
"The greatest failure of American democracy today in the absence of a real national debate on U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union. No international or domestic issue is more important, and nothing in the foreseeable future will change that fact." - Stephen Cohen
(KW: Cohen, then a professor at Princeton University, and possibly an anonymous contributor to "The New Republic" magazine on Soviet affairs (CITE), was known to Cold Warriors as being in the accommodationist movement regarding "detente". Many of his predictions turned out wrong as the Soviet Union began to collapse a few years later due to the Reagan strategy of creating an Americans strategic military build-up that not only put SDI (Starwars) technology into our arsenal, but also bankrupted the Communists (who were also fighting and losing badly in the Afghanistan war of aggression that they started in 1979).
People who participated in the book's "exchange of views" ran the gamut from liberal to marxist and everything in-between. They were:
- Leon Litwack
- Stephen F. Cohen
- Arthur Macy Cox - (a congressional staffer for Sen. William Fulbright (D-AR) and member of CITE group******)
- Robert Scheer - (oldline marxist journalist from Ramparts and many California communist groups and causes).
- Edward P. Thompson
- Martin Sherwin
- George W. Breslauer
- Leon Wofsy - longtime identified member of the CPUSA from California, a teacher at the University of California (CITE EXACT SCHOOL), and then moved to other marxist organizations and causes.
- Diana Johnstone - a writer/editor for In These Times ITT, and IPS-created marxist newspaper
- Michael T. Klare - veteran marxist fromSDS, NACLA and other radical groups
- Patricia Flynn
- Tom Wicker - (New York Times liberal columnist whose southern guilt over segregation colored his whole view of America)
- Stanley Hoffmann
- Strobe Talbott - another New York Times writer/editor, one-time State Department spokesman, and leader of the liberal-left on American foreign policy
- Hans A. Bethe - (an early atomic scientist who took a generally pacifist position on nuclear weapons)
- Noam Chomsky - (veteran supporter of communist and marxist affairs, groups, causes)
- Paul M. Sweezy - openly marxist editor of Monthly Review MR
- Flora Lewis - (liberal foreign affairs columnist from the New York Times but generally respected as a writer)
- Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh - a civil rights leader who was often chosen for government study commissions
- Barbara Epstein
- Michael McGwire - spelled as MccGwire unknown if this is actually MacGwire or not
- Gil Green - identified Soviet spy during WW2, convicted of advocating the overthrow of the Government and spent time in federal prison. Died a still hardcore member of the CPUSA.
- Manning Marable - avowed marxist and leader of the Democratic Socialists of America
- Malcolm W. Gordon
- Marcus G. Raskin (one of the founders of the marxist IPS, the marxist-oriented New Party, 1968, and deeply involved in pro-Soviet affairs which covered up their aggression, usually a joint IPS-Soviet conference of some type)
Monthly Review Press 155 W. 23rd Street New york, New York 10011 (212) 691-2555
[Source: Guardian, November 8, 1986, Guardian Book Supplement, Page S-7, ad]
- 10th Anniversary Booklet for the New American Movement, 1981
- Monthly Review website: About
- The KGB Against the "Main Enemy": How the Soviet Intelligence Service Operates Against the United States, Herbert Romerstein & Stanislav Levchenko, Lexington Books, 1989, pp. 107-108, where Magdoff was identified by Soviet spyElizabeth Bentley before HCUA in 1948 as a member of the Perlo Group of Soviet spies in the U.S. Government. Magdoff was in the Statistical Division of the War Production Board WPB and Office of Emergency Management; Bureau of Research and Statistics, WPB; Tools Division, WPB; Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce. Magdoff had access to a list of all the key U.S. industrial war facilities during WW2. This is found in Record Group 179 WPB, Policy Documentation Files, Entry 1, various files, National Archives, College Park, MD
- The Haunted Wood, Allen Weinstein and Alexander Vassiliev, The Modern Library, NY, Softback, 1999, Chapter 10: "Harvest Time, II: The Perlo Group", pp. 224, 225, & 231. Magdoff was also an identified member of the Communist Party USA, CPUSA
- The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors, Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel, Regnery, 2000, pp. 160-161, 163-164 & 185
- Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, Yale Un. Press, 1999, pp. 117-119, 121, 128 & 409n2
- Many congressional hearings have sworn testimony about Magdoff's CPUSA and Soviet spy activities, as well as in depositions and books by Elizabeth Bentley, among other similar publications.
- MRZine: Lucius Walker, Leader of Pastors for Peace, Dies, Sept. 7, 2010 (accessed on Sept. 13, 2010)
- Destructive Generation, Peter Collier and David Horowitz, Encounter Books, 1989, and "Fifteenth Report un-American Activities in California 1970", Report of the Senate Fact-Finding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities, to the 1970 Regular Session of the California Legislature, Sacramento, California,