Wobcast 9: William Z Foster

William Z. Foster: A Critical Examination

Nick Driedger discusses the life and ideas of William Z. Foster, taking a critical look at his ideas about “boring from within” and the “militant minority” as it relates to union strategies.

Foster was a momentary IWW, later became a part of the AFL and also acted as president of the Communist Party USA all in the first part of the 20th century.