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Q: What is UNZ.org?

A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians.

Q: Why do you include non-readable articles and books?

A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

Q: The website seems very different than when I previously visited. What's the story?

A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

Q: How do I find a given author or publication?

A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

Q: How do I find a given article or book?

A: The main Articles and Books pages, as well as the Overview tabs for individual authors or publications, display a Listing of articles (or books) towards the bottom of the page. Like the Clouds, these Listings are "reactive" and automatically adjust as you being typing in any of the information in the various data entry fields---Title, Author, Publication, or Period, displaying only those items that match your selection.

Q: What about the individual publications?

A: When you reach the pages associated with a given publication, you can examine the contents in a number of different ways, accessed via the different tabs. The default Overview tab gives you the Cloud of authors for that publication plus the Listing of individual articles, with both of these being "reactive" as you provide information in the Title, Author, or Period fields.

There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

Q: How does Searching work?

A: As mentioned above, much of the exploration of the website contents is normally performed by browsing the various different pages or entering information into the various text fields and having the displayed information automatically adjust. Actual Searches are performed in a parallel manner, by entering the target information into the data fields and then pressing the Search button (or simply hitting Enter). The system then performs a Search across the selected Text, Title, Author, and other information and displays the findings in a new Search Results tab.

Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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The Communist Archives
Title Author Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
  • The Communist
    Total Archives: 18 Years, 167 Issues, 1,636 Articles, 16,380pp
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    Decade 1920s
    1. The Communist,
      March 1927 Issue, 9 Articles, 68pp
      America Facing Europe by Jay Lovestone
    2. The Communist,
      April 1927 Issue, 8 Articles, 68pp
      C.E. Ruthenberg by Max Bedacht
    3. The Communist,
      May 1927 Issue, 8 Articles, 68pp
      The Brussels Congress Against Imperialism by M. Gomez
    4. The Communist,
      June 1927 Issue, 7 Articles, 68pp
      Perspectives for Our Party by Jay Lovestone
    5. The Communist,
      July 1927 Issue, 14 Articles, 80pp
      The Next President of Mexico by Ella G. Wolfe
    6. The Communist,
      September 1927 Issue, 6 Articles, 68pp
      The Murder of Sacco and Vanzetti by Robert Minor
    7. The Communist,
      November 1927 Issue, 9 Articles, 68pp
      Max Eastman Revises Marx by Bertram D. Wolfe
    8. The Communist,
      January 1928 Issue, 7 Articles, 68pp
      A Letter to the Workers by Lenin
    9. The Communist,
      February 1928 Issue, 6 Articles, 68pp
      The Presidential Elections in the U.S. by V.I. Lenin
    10. The Communist,
      March 1928 Issue, 11 Articles, 74pp
      America and Russia by Marx and Engels
    11. The Communist,
      April 1928 Issue, 9 Articles, 68pp
      Tasks and Lessons of the Miners' Struggle by William Z. Foster
    12. The Communist,
      May 1928 Issue, 9 Articles, 68pp
      May Day, 1928 by Alexander Bittelman
    13. The Communist,
      June 1928 Issue, 10 Articles, 68pp
      The Mining Crisis Deepens by William Z. Foster
    14. The Communist,
      July 1928 Issue, 11 Articles, 84pp
      Special Plenum Number
    15. The Communist,
      August 1928 Issue, 11 Articles, 68pp
      Big Business Can't Lose in 1928 by Benjamin Gitlow
    16. The Communist,
      September 1928 Issue, 10 Articles, 68pp
      Hoover and Smith---Mouthpieces of Big Business---Accept the Nomination by Benjamin Gitlow
    17. The Communist,
      October 1928 Issue, 9 Articles, 68pp
      "The Socialist Party Offers Itself" by Moissaye J. Olgin
    18. The Communist,
      December 1928 Issue, 9 Articles, 68pp
      The Right Danger in the Comintern by Bertram D. Wolfe
    19. The Communist,
      January 1929 Issue, 6 Articles, 100pp
      A Leninist Analysis of the Colonial Problem by O. Kuusinen
    20. The Communist,
      July 1929 Issue, 12 Articles, 68pp
      The Revolutionary Struggle Against Imperialist War by H.M. Wicks
    21. The Communist,
      August 1929 Issue, 12 Articles, 68pp
      The British Anti-Soviet Front in Asia by Spectator
    22. The Communist,
      December 1929 Issue, 8 Articles, 70pp
      The Wall Street Crash and the Class Struggle by Earl Browder