The Press: A Lost Leader

Sixteen years ago a Socialist newspaper, The Call, was brought forth in Manhattan. It never flourished, but it managed to survive—for 16 years—on money contributions. It is estimated that nearly $1,000,000 was used to sustain its life by artificial respiration. On Oct. 1 of this year it changed hands. Several unions, notably a union of clothing workers, bought the paper. The pinko-progressive press hailed the change as an epoch in the annals of Labor and Journalism. But it seems that Labor is even less competent as a journalist than Socialism. The paper...

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