A Red Halloween

November 21, 2009 at 5:55 am (Reviews)

I had a great scheme planned.  I was going to have a commi party for Halloween.  Everyone wear red, drink Russian vodka, and read aloud from The Communist Manifesto until the night ended.  Well, it didn’t quite happen like that.  Instead, I spent the afternoon alone in my red pajamas and drank french pressed coffee wrapped in comfy blankets and read the manifesto in the quiet.  I have a cute little blue Penguin Great Ideas edition.   Despite the unexciting manner in which I finally read this little piece of history, I enjoyed the experience quite a bit.  And no, I am not a communist.

My Official Review:

“The Communist Manifesto changed the face of the twentieth century beyond recognition, inspiring millions to revolution, forming the basis of political systems that still dominate countless lives and continuing to ignite violent debate about class and capitalism today.” For that reason, I think everyone should read this book and grasp a greater understanding of the world around them. At the risk of ‘igniting violent debate’ I’ll let it be known that I disagree with the concept. I am especially opposed to the idea of the abolotion of a right to inheritance, as I would love to pass my library down to the future generations of my family. Perhaps some things should be a little more equal, but I like the individuality we have in being able to select what we purchase and accummulate. I enjoy the right to educate our own children, having the priveledge to opt out of public education in order to give our children more – more knowledge, more quality time, more love.

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