The Socialist started as a weekly newspaper founded in Seattle, Washington in 1900. For ten years, this weekly newspaper was the strongest voice for socialism in the Pacific Northwest. Edited by Hermon Titus, The Socialist was acerbic, witty, and often sectarian, and featured articles from Upton Sinclair, Eugene Debs, Jack London, and even English translations of writings from Karl Marx.
For its ten-year history, the financial situation of the paper was often tenuous at best. The last issue was published in 1910 after years of appeals and even running advertisements for local merchants.
However, with the advent of the internet and digital publishing, the struggle inherent in publishing and distributing a physical newspaper are no longer barriers to reaching workers of the world.
The Socialist has been re-launched as a digital magazine to meet today’s revolutionary need of liberating the minds of modern working people through thought-provoking essays.