In the relations of a weak Government and a rebellious people there comes a time when every act of the authorities exasperates the masses, and every refusal to act excites their contempt.
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|Birth:||22nd October, 1887|
John Silas "Jack" Reed was born in Portland, Oregon, USA. He was an American journalist, revolutionary writer and socialist activist. He studied at Harvard University. He was married to writer and feminist Louise Bryant. He worked for Collier's, The Forum, and The Century Magazine. In 1913 he joined the staff of The Masses, edited by Max Eastman. In the autumn of 1913 he was sent to Mexico by the Metropolitan Magazine to report the Mexican Revolution. In August 1914, shortly after Germany declared war on France, he set sail for neutral Italy, having been sent by the Metropolitan. He served as editor of The New York Communist, the weekly newspaper. He wrote other books include: Insurgent Mexico, The War in Eastern Europe, and Ten Days That Shook the World.
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