Nick P at Black Sun Gazette:
While trying to shy away from any kind of social chauvinism, I must admit that I prefer to read American penned socialist literature more than anything. I am, first and foremost, an American, and I prefer to speak and read American. Nowhere is this more important to me than in socialist literature. The direct, plain language of America will do more to win people to socialism than European theory, which, while relevant today, can come off as a bit dry at times. And, as always, something gets lost in translation. While I still laud Marx and Engels as co-kings of the movement, and Lenin and Trotsky (perhaps the most brilliant political theorist of the 20th century) brilliant theorists and politicians of the same order, the following five are the guys I go to when I want to read for education and pleasure.