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The Monthly Review Magazine


The Monthly Review magazine was launched in May 1949 in New York.

New American Movement

In 1981, Paul Sweezy, Bobbye Oritz, Harry Magdoff and Jules Geller of the Monthly Review magazine congratulated the New American Movement on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.[1]


The Monthly Review has had 6 editors to date:[2]


Prominent contributors to the Radical America journal include:

Monthly Review Conferences on Socialism

Monthly Review and the New York Marxist School co-sponsored the following:

"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"

Participants include:

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."[8]

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:

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]



  1. 10th Anniversary Booklet for the New American Movement, 1981
  2. Monthly Review website: About
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors, Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel, Regnery, 2000, pp. 160-161, 163-164 & 185
  6. Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, Yale Un. Press, 1999, pp. 117-119, 121, 128 & 409n2
  7. 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.
  8. MRZine: Lucius Walker, Leader of Pastors for Peace, Dies, Sept. 7, 2010 (accessed on Sept. 13, 2010)
  9. 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,