Max Elbaum has worked with War Times since its founding.
He has been involved in peace and anti-racist movements since joining Students for a Democratic Society (known as SDS) in Madison, Wisconsin in the 1960s. Through the 1970s and 1980s he participated in campaigns defending affirmative action and opposing U.S. military interventions in the Third World while writing extensively for the radical press and taking part in then-widespread efforts to construct a new US revolutionary political party.
In the 1990s, he was the editor of CrossRoads, a magazine featuring dialogue and debate among socialists and radicals from different left political traditions. Max is the author of "Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che" (Verso, 2002). He has also written for The Nation, Radical History Review, the Guardian, and the Encyclopedia of the American Left.