Newspapers: The Aged Worker

Back in the 1950s, the Daily Worker was viewed with alarm and distrust as the official organ of the U.S. Communist Party. Then, as circulation declined along with party membership, the paper dropped "Daily" from its title in 1958 and became a weekly. Three years later, it began appearing twice a week. Last week, after a partially successful fund-raising campaign, it once again turned into a daily with a new title, Daily World.

The shrill polemics are gone, the layout is conservative. Compared with the psychedelic sheets put out by today's revolutionary-minded kids,...

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