The Debs Way

  • Leo Huberman
Keywords: Socialism, History, Marxism


This reprise of "The Debs Way"—the text of an address Huberman delivered at the Debs Centennial Meeting held at the Fraternal Clubhouse in New York City on November 28, 1955—not only reminds us of the importance of Eugene Debs to the history of socialism in the United States, but also brings out some of the core beliefs of Huberman's own approach to socialism. Today's conditions are of course vastly different from when Huberman wrote this, more than sixty years ago. There is now a resurgence of the left in the United States, but the basic principles that Huberman derived from Debs remain relevant.