Cultural Writing. This collection of political essays reprinted from the Freedom Socialist newspaper examines the progress of Socialist activism in the 20th century. The five essays begin with Socialist Russia in WWI and come full circle with the 80s and 90s, two decades of greed and reaction that provoked renewed revolt, proving that humanity has indeed made any progress over the last hundred years.As Malcolm X said, 'Of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research. Read on and be rewarded! -from the Introduction.