Socialism . . . Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation

Socialism . . . Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation

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.

Title:Socialism . . . Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation
ISBN:9781608465156
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    Socialism . . . Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation Reviews

  • Cody Sexton

    Socialism has never once, in its history as an idea, been “proven wrong.” Every attempt to institute socialism has been met with brutal and bloody repression by capitalists. Which does not prove t...

  • Adriano Contreras

    Are you tired of the same old dry and fact-filled 200 pager about why the system sucks and why socialism is the only solution? Danny Katch's "Socialism... Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation"...

  • mg

    *Closes book**Grins**Mentally awards Danny Katch grade of A ++++++++++ á la Miss Shields in "A Christmas Story*...

  • Jose Moa

    Yet the Word socialism is a tarnished Word by a series of histhorical sins,Tha autor think ,develops and explains,with enthusiasm , that this concept has yet some to say in the today world,a world whe...

  • Mackenzie Brill

    Required reading for anyone disillusioned by our current political and economic system, but isn't quite sure if there's another viable option out there. Consciously humorous (as a part of Katch's poli...

  • B Sarv

    What interested me the most about this book was the fact that I have lived my whole life, spent my entire educational life and my life as a parent without anyone ever giving me a clear picture about S...

  • Kyle Minton

    Being from the Midwest, I think the ascendancy and eventual victory of Donald Trump came as less of a surprise to me than many people on the coasts. Michigan was an absolutely essential victory for th...

  • Bookworm

    Not so seriously. With recent events I wanted to learn more about socialism and why it appeals to so many. It's been years since I had to read 'The Communist Manifesto' and other similar works for sch...

  • Eileen Ying

    3.5: Concise, readable, and illuminating introduction to socialism -- but I just couldn't stand Danny Katch's humor. Props to him for providing sufficiently in-depth observations and explanations with...

  • Jamie

    Socialism. What is it? Should I support it? Didn’t it kill billions of people? What do these young radicals think they’re doing? I really liked reading this. As a currently practicing leftist I di...