Nathan Karp

Monday, November 03, 1952

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Editors from four college newspapers question Nathan Karp, Socialist Labor Party Candidate for US Senator from New York. Panel includes Maureen O'Neill of the Hunter College Arrow, Estelle Segal of the Brooklyn College Kingsman, Charles Kramer of Queens College Rampart, and Erwin Chafkin of the New York University Washington Square College Bulletin. Topics include descriptions of all Socialist Labor Party candidates (Industrial Government Party), history and description of Socialist Labor Party, communism, the lack of acceptance of the Socialist party among working class.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 68639
Municipal archives id: LT59


Erwin Chafkin, Nathan Karp, Charles Kramer, Maureen O'Neill, Gabe Pressman and Estelle Segal


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