The poor benighted assassin of Gabrielle Giffords had his library analyzed to find a clue to his personality. They found the (shudder) Communist Manifesto. Telling.
I wonder and looked at several respected book lists and found Clifton Fadiman ‘s list and, lo, the Communist Manifesto was there. In this society there are forbidden books and those by Marx are some of them. This speaks to the ignorance of the American public. I’m not talking about the common man, but educated folks who will use communism as an epithet, a bogeyman, a label when pasted onto an argument pretends it proves a point. Such is the American education system. Mostly macro labels that lacks substance. – carlos