Chronology Interviews with Authors This section will include interviews with <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> writers and readers on the history, production and significance of the WSWS. Why I read the WSWS: Letters from Readers The <i>World Socialist Web Site</i> invites readers and supporters to write in describing your introduction to and experience with the WSWS. When did you start reading and why? Which articles have had the most influence on you? How has the site affected your political development? How the WSWS was founded The decision to found the <i>World Socialist Web Site</i> came after a period of intense discussion within the International Committee of the Fourth International. In this section we will present some of the major documents reviewing the theory, history and perspective of the WSWS. Fifteen Years of the WSWS: 1998-2013 <em>Statement by David North, Chairman of the International Editorial Board</em>|February 14, 2013 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the daily publication of the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. Since February 14, 1998, the WSWS has appeared without fail five days a week, and six days a week beginning in April 1999. Donate Sidebar Fifteen Years of the WSWS: 1998-2013 When the first issue of the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> was posted on February 14, 1998, the corporate media was proclaiming the irreversible triumph of capitalism and “the end of history.” A new era of peace and prosperity had supposedly dawned. What followed, however, was the unending “war on terror,” the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, a devastating collapse in working class living standards, unprecedented attacks on democratic rights, and, in the face of these events, profound cultural and intellectual disorientation.|The International Editorial Board of the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> is posting a year-by-year Chronology, selected from its archive of more than 45,000 articles, to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the critical events of years 1998 to 2013. We urge our readers to study the Chronology, and review how the great events, political issues, social processes, and cultural and intellectual controversies of the last 15 years were reported on and analyzed by the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>.