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.
"Danny Katch has done the impossible: he makes socialism sexy. Socialism... Seriously is eye-opening, inspiring, and funny. Warning to all Democrats, Republicans, and libertarians: this book might turn you into a closet socialist."
Judah Friedlander, World Champion
"I've been waiting for someone to write this booka lighthearted, easy read that packs an intro course on socialism into a short volume. With jokes anthem made me laugh out loud, and a lot of heart. Socialism is for lovers. indeed."
Sarah Jaffe, host, Dissent Magazine's "Belabored" podcast
The funniest, smartest, and most dangerous political writer you neverheard of is Danny Katch.”
Dave Zirin, sports editor, The Nation
Danny Katch brings the socialist vision to life Socialism, Seriously is incredibly readable.”
Bhaskar Sunkara, editor, Jacobin
Danny Katch has better comic bomb sights than Jon Stewart: his outrageous, passionate sarcasm always falls exactly on target. The Democratic Party, as we used to say in the day, is the killing joke.”
Mike Davis, author, In Praise of Barbarians
If the Communist Manifesto and Americas Funniest Home Videos had a baby, it would be Danny Katchs new book. Its a hilarious and fun way to think about whats wrong with our world, how it could be different, and how we might get there. Keep an extra copy of Socialism, Seriously in your bag and hand it to the next person who asks you what socialism is all about; as long as that person is not your boss
Brian Jones, educator and socialist activist
If socialism is such a great idea, why dont we have it yet? This book explains why with plain language, humor and common sense. If enough people read this book, it might spark the revolution.”
Howie Hawkins, 2014 Green Party candidate for governor of New York
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.