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date: 19 June 2019

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The essay examines Jack London’s role in the Mexican Revolution. In explaining the supposed dichotomy in London’s attitude toward the revolution in the two instances, the author contends that, although by 1914 London had come to differ with the official stance of the Socialist Party of America in opposition to US intervention in the struggle, he maintained his faith in socialism and also remained “heart and soul” with the Mexican masses in their efforts to create a new political order based on social justice. This position was also in keeping, the author argues, with London’s own personal confidence in the ability of humanity to advance and improve the condition of the working class throughout the world.

Keywords: Mexican revolution, Baja California, Veracruz, Tampico, war correspondent, socialism

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