(People's World) -- This short book (101 pages with lots of illustrations, presumably by the author) in a pocket-sized edition is ostensibly aimed at teaching young readers to: 1) critique capitalism for its many-faceted injustices and 2) conceive of a humanistic communism true to some of the founders’ original stateless principles.
“Before attempting to show that communism might be feasible, one has to first present it as conceivable. Communism needs to be imaginable in order to be desirable.”
Along the way toward giving readers permission to imagine, Ms. Bini Adamczak picks apart various topics that commie-curious kids might be wondering about, such as:
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What is communism? “Communism names the society that gets rid of all the evils people suffer today in our society under capitalism.” But “even if communism is a good remedy, it’s no cure-all. It’s only a remedy for the evils caused by capitalism.” The author sets the stage, although it’s a somewhat shaky platform, for a later dismissal of the 20th-century socialist experiment as utter failure.