Synopses & Reviews
Opinion polls show that many people in the U.S. prefer socialism to capitalism. But after being declared dead and buried for decades, socialism has come to mean little more than something vaguely less cruel and stupid than what we have now. That's not exactly going to inspire millions to storm the barricades.
Danny Katch brings together the two great Marxist traditions of Karl and Groucho to provide an entertaining and insightful introduction to what the socialist tradition has to say about democracy, economics and the potential of human beings to be something more than being bomb-dropping, planet-destroying racist fools.
A funny and accessible introduction to socialism.
"Danny Katch has better comic bomb sights than Jon Stewart: his outrageous, passionate sarcasm always falls exactly on target."—Mike Davis
Danny Katch sets out to destroy the idea that all socialists are grim, humorless, and dour commentators with this lighthearted and irreverent exploration of how a socialist society could end inequality, racism, war, and bad jokes.
Danny Katch is an activist and humorist often accused of not knowing the difference. He writes a regular column for socialistworker.org.
About the Author
Danny Katch is an activist and humorist often accused of not knowing the difference. He writes a regular column for Socialist Worker.org, where he is often known as Danny Lucia, the name of his former jailer in Siberia.