Published by Detroit Printing Co-op 1970
Radical America was a left wing magazine established by members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) based in Madison, Wisconsin. This special edition (vol IV, no 4) was the first attempt to anthologise James’s writings following the dissolution earlier that year of James’s Facing Reality group. With the exceptions of a few well known pieces, much of James’s writings were difficult to get hold of at this time, and this publication attempted to redress this state of affairs.
“When one looks back over the last twenty years to those men who are most far-sighted, who first began to tease out the muddle of ideology in our times, who were at the same time Marxist with a hard theoretical basis, & close students of society, humanists with a tremendous response to and understanding of human culture, Comrade James is one of the first one thinks of.” — E.P. Thompson