New York: Socialist Reconstruction, 1971-76. Two journals from the DeLeonist organization, Socialist Reconstruction/League for Socialist Reconstruction, including the sole issue of “Socialist Reconstruction” and the first six issues of the group’s subsequent journal, “The Socialist Republic.” These journals superseded “The DeLeonist.” The group emerged from a number of splits or expulsions from the Socialist Labor Party. In 1980, the League for Socialist Reconstruction merged with the New Unionist group from Minneapolis to form the New Union Party.
Issue 1 of “Socialist Reconstruction” includes the group’s Declaration of Principles, which state: “Socialist Reconstruction is a revolutionary political organization that seeks to advance the interests of the international working class, and thereby the interests of all mankind, by advancing the socialist program within the United States.” An 8 ½” x 11” introductory sheet is laid in. No further issues were published. At some point during 1971-72 the group was reconstituted The League for Socialist Reconstruction and its new journal, “The Socialist Republic” was launched with Louis Lazarus continuing editorial duties. Included here are the first six issues.
Stapled wrappers (8 ½” x 11”), issues run 32-48 p., illustrations. Offsetting to the cover of “Socialist Reconstruction” with a small tear along the top edge; fainter offsetting to all issues of “The Socialist Republic,” save one. An about Near Fine run. Only seven institutions holding the “Socialist Reconstruction” issue. Item #07411