The Press: Off the Barricades

Gone are the days when the U S labor press typically billed The Class Struggle as an "irrepressible conflict between the toilers and the parasites." Today's labor press has climbed off the barricades, calmed down and grown up. In shifting from diatribe to dialogue, it has locked out such epithets as scab, fink and goon; it treats the bosses almost as respectfully as the workers. Amateur polemicists have been mostly replaced with professional journalists; the trend is from bombastic pamphlets to smoothly written, fact-filled newspapers that reflect a labor movement no longer on...

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