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Gitlow: 1917 American Radicalism

January 23, 2013


Selected Quotes on Marxism


Benjamim Gitlow: The Whole Of Their Lives, 1917 American Radicalism


Gitlow makes a statement on page 3-4, that I disagree with. While I think one can be “honest” in ideals, or sincere in beliefs, I believe it is impossible to be both a leftist radical and American in outlook and ideals.

In 1917 American Radicalism was predominately American in its outlook and honest in its ideals. Thoroughly American in its outlook and honest in its ideals. Thoroughly democratic, the American radicals worked for the betterment of mankind. Humanitarian to the core, American radicalism rested on the bedrock of individual liberty and recognition of the rights of man.

Citation

Gitlow, Benjamin. “The Romantic Period.” The Whole of Their Lives: Communism in America : A Personal History and Intimate Portrayal of Its Leaders. Belmont, Mass. : Sudbury, Suffolk: Western Islands ; [Distributed By] Bloomfield, 1965. 3-4. Print.

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