Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

There are some things that should be promoted to our children and other things that should not. The latest children's book released by MIT Press, is one of things in the latter category. It's called “Communism for Kids” and it dresses communism up to be something that it is not. The preface says the book “proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism.” The problem is that communism is premised on authoritarian rule and it has never worked. In fact, its been a disaster wherever its been tried, including most recently in Venezuala which has been decimated by food shortages and corruption. Communism undermines human rights and through tyrannical leaders is responsible for millions of deaths in the 20th century. MIT should know better. Communism isn't for kids. It's not good for adults either.