The Press: Social Leader

A little known but lively survivor of the once powerful U.S. Socialist press this week celebrated its 21st anniversary. Manhattan's weekly tabloid New Leader is a mouthpiece for many shades of liberal and leftish opinion, except Trotskyists, Stalinists and Norman Thomas Socialists. It is against the Stalin dictatorship and what the New Leader calls the "Kremlin set" of U.S. liberals.

As such, the paper draws a circulation of 42,000, gets contributions of $15,000 a year (and some $100,000 in subscriptions), cares not a snap for public reading habits.

It aims at filtering ideas and...

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