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The New Leader is a political and cultural magazine begun in 1924 by a group of figures associated with the Socialist Party of America, including Eugene V. Debs and Norman Thomas, and published in New York by the American Labor Conference on International Affairs. Its orientation is liberal and anti-communist. The Tamiment Institute was the magazine's primary supporter. The founding editor was Sol Levitas and he was succeeded by Myron (Mike) Kolatch. The New Leader ceased print publication following the January/April 2006 double issue, but is now publishing a bimonthly online version as of January/February 2007.

Its contributors were dominant liberal thinkers and artists. The New Leader first published Joseph Brodsky and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in the United States. It first published Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Other contributors, who were generally paid nothing or only a modest fee, included James Baldwin, Daniel Bell, Willy Brandt, Theodore Draper, Max Eastman, Ralph Ellison, Hubert Humphrey, George F. Kennan, Murray Kempton, Hans Morgenthau, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Albert Murray, Ralph de Toledano, Reinhold Niebuhr, George Orwell, Bertrand Russell, Bayard Rustin, and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr..

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