Johnson/HalDraper Introduction Hal Draper: A Biographical Sketch Alan Johnson Hal Draper was born in Brooklyn in 1914, to East European Jewish immigrant parents. In 1932 he became active in the Student League for Industrial Democracy and the Socialist Party youth section, the Young People's Socialist League (YPSL). A leader of the Student Strikes Against War, he became an associate editor of Socialist Appeal in 1934. In 1937, the socialist youth, led by Draper and Ernest Erber, voted to support the Fourth International after Trotsky's followers entered the Socialist Party (SP). Draper opposed the subsequent split in the SP, which Trotsky and James P. Cannon deliberately provoked, but left with the Trotskyists and became the national secretary of the Socialist Workers' Party's youth group, a member ofits first National Executive, and the secretary of the party's National Education Department. Irving Howe, a YPSL comrade, later recalled his admiration. Draper was, 'genuinely learned in Marxism, with a mind that marched from one theorem to another as if God were clearing his way', a youth leader who 'would speak for us with a razored lucidity' in debate with the Stalinists. 1 Draper was part of the minority when theSWP split in
Historical Materialism – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1999
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