Try recommending a “good book about socialism” to some of your less political friends, and you’ll likely see their eyes glaze over. Everyone knows that socialist tomes are dry, pedantic and ultimately, a humorless chore to get through. Danny Katch never got the memo. Katch has made a career as both an activist and a humorist, and as he puts it, he’s often been accused of not knowing the difference.
His 2015 book “Socialism.. Seriously,” was anything but, a witty and sharply satirical, yet educational slim volume that drew widespread praise from reviewers. Now, Katch is back with a critique of the U.S. Electoral system that graced us with President Donald Trump entitled “Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People” out on Haymarket Press. Danny Katch joins Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing by phone from Queens, New York.