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Posted here (downloadable Word document above) is the following:
Forecasts Early Bolshevik Collapse
Ex-Professor of Sociology In Petrograd Predicts Democracy for Russia
New York Evening Post
November 16. 1923
This article seems to be unknown to Sorokin scholars — it is not listed in any bibliography or biographical work on Sorokin, as far as I know.
When the Post article appeared, Sorokin had been in the US for only about six weeks and was visiting, as a guest, Vassar College, where he attended classes, would soon give lectures on the Russian revolution to Vassar students, and worked on improving his English.
The Russian exile Pitirim Alexandrovich Sorokin arrived in the United States on November 1, 1923 on the S. S. Martha Washington, which sailed from Trieste to Boston. After spending a few hours in Boston, where the ship first stopped, Sorokin proceeded by ship to New York City.
Note the date of arrival: November 1923 — not October, as Sorokin himself states, inaccurately, in his autobiography