Lenin and Trotsky are reported to have hidden at the Kronstadt naval base as the Czech-Slovak army advances on Petrograd. Government agents were sprinkled among the socialist party convention in Chicago, Eugene Debs described the world struggle as a "capitalist war." Scott Nearing calls for a university of Socialism.
Source: "Leaders of the Bolsheviki Have Feld for Safety," The Topeka State Journal, Topeka, Kansas, August 12, 1918. Page