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Marxism for Kids in Seoul

Korea is known for its remarkably well written comic books for kids. Here is a collection of recent comic books on such intellectual topics as “theories of government,” “Confucius,” and “Mencius.” But imagine my surprise when I spotted a cartoon junior version of Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital” mixed in there!

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Here are basic economic issues in a market economy and their negative implications explained for young readers.

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3 responses to “Marxism for Kids in Seoul

  1. harriskim May 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    sir,
    this is a not all.
    i think so you think it.
    but you have to considerate the korea’s.

  2. Emanuel Pastreich May 10, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I am not sure what exactly you mean. I think we are considerate of Korea, and you must have noticed that I do not hesitate to criticize my own country for its extremes. If you really do not like non Koreans criticizing Korea, I have a suggestion: make the criticisms yourself.

    This posting is not a criticism of anything. Just a remark on an interesting text. If anything, I see it as positive.

  3. Lukas May 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I do wonder just how popular such a comic is in South Korea, considering how unrelentingly anti-communist the country is.

    I suppose at least someone’s receiving a kind of education on the topic!

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