Why I read the WSWS

1 March 2013

Congratulations to the World Socialist Web Site on 15 years of extraordinary journalism!

I have been a reader of the WSWS since it began publishing in 1998. The WSWS was refreshing and unique in providing accurate analyses of the world situation and a profound corrective to the “established” mass media, the existence of which had long become the suppressor of fact and the promotion of the agenda of international capitalism.

For me personally, the WSWS was the first site that told the truth about the reality of world affairs and politics the world over. The historical articles were a much-needed corrective to the generally low level of historical education and actual falsification of history propagated by the schools and the media, particularly regarding Marxism and the Russian Revolution, that was the basis for anticommunist hysteria in the United States. The task of educating the working class about its own history and relating that history to current events is of inestimable value, now more than ever.

Thank you for your excellent reporting and analysis. The WSWS changed my life in more ways than I can say. It made me realize that being a socialist is the only honorable thing to be if one cares for the survival of humanity.