Socialism . . . Seriously: A Brief Guide to Surviving the 21st Century (Revised & Updated Edition)


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Haymarket Books
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.63 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Danny Katch is a writer from Queens, New York and a regular contributor to Truthout, Jacobin, and The Indypendent. His previous books include Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People and America's Got Democracy! The Making of the World's Longest Running Reality Show.


"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

"The most hilarious book about socialism since Karl Marx and his brother Harpo wrote their joke book."
--Hari Kondabolu

"I've been waiting for someone to write this book--a lighthearted, easy read that packs an intro course on socialism into a short volume. With jokes that made me laugh out loud, and a lot of heart. Socialism is for lovers. Indeed."
--Sarah Jaffe, author of Work Won't Love You Back

"The funniest, smartest, and most dangerous political writer you've never heard of is Danny Katch."
--Dave Zirin, sports editor, The Nation

"Danny Katch brings the socialist vision to life."
-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 America's Funniest Home Videos had a baby, it would be Danny Katch's new book. It's a hilarious and fun way to think about what's 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... seriously."
-Brian Jones, educator and socialist activist

"This book is a well written and funny introduction to revolutionary socialism. Katch is a US humourist and activist and his wit, sincerity and passion run right through the book. He avoids use of jargon, making the book accessible to those without any prior knowledge of leftist thought, while simultaneously making it an amusing and sometimes uplifting read for those who are already familiar with his basic argument."