National Affairs: Convention

They were 171 strong and represented 39 States, but they did not call themselves "We, the People." They called themselves simply the Socialist Party, a party of protest including much that passes for innocent insurgence on the outskirts of the two big parties. They held the first national convention of the 1928 season, last week in a Finnish hall on the unfashionable upper end of Fifth Avenue, Manhattan.

Victor L. Berger was there, the unique Socialist member of Congress. He could point to no legislative victories and lamented the defection of all but three Congressmen, including himself and New York's vociferous La...

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