Yesterday Jack had a session with his second grade reading buddy. The book he wanted to read with her, 'The Hobbit,' was too fragile (it's Thom's 35+ yo paperback) so he pulled out his book about politics which covers all the different types of political systems there are. He said he read to her about Marxism, but that she didn't seem that interested so they read a book she had instead. Thom commented that the little girl could have gone home and said, "Mommy! I learned about communism from my 5th grade reading buddy today!"