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Ten Days that Shook the World

John Reed Clubs

If the 100th anniversary is the opportunity for new readers to approach John Reed’s seminal Ten Days That Shook the World for the first time, or old lefties to revisit a classic, then I would certainly point them next to his journalism on the Mexican Revolution, World War One, and the Ludlow Massacre.  Much of this writing appeared in the original The Masses (1912-1917) an essential journal of the Greenich Village bohemian left stifled and ultimately strangled by sedition charges during World War I.  Writers like Reed and the editor Max Eastman sustained a pro-worker and avowedly Marxist editorial position Read more