A Drama for Boys Entitled Foot Ball or No Foot Ball! To be Solved by Some Examples in Arithmetic with the Aid of a Geography [caption title]. Communism for Children.

A Drama for Boys Entitled Foot Ball or No Foot Ball! To be Solved by Some Examples in Arithmetic with the Aid of a Geography [caption title].

[Detroit: n. p., ca. 1922-1932?]. First edition. Unbound pamphlet, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, [4] pages. Detroit printer's union bug on page [3]. A little light soil and wear; in very good condition. Item #15416

"You see, the earth is big. There is lots of room. But it's as tho fences were around most of it, with signs up reading: 'Private Property--Keep Out!' or 'Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted!' In Michigan, alone, there are five thousand lovely lakes, besides all the lake shores around Michigan--all that sparkling water--all that big out-of-doors amidst hills and valleys, sunshiny with power to give people health and joy of living. But all the best spots are taken and even the boys and girls in the country--children of the working class--see those signs: 'Keep Out!'" Communist political propaganda for children; the drama itself it brief--a group of boys tries to play football but keeps getting chased off private property of having a run-in with the police, before moving on to questions of land distribution. Simple math would suggest that there is plenty of land for everyone to play football, and that statistics showing that 60% of U.S. wealth is held by 2% of the people demonstrate (through a simple picnic parable) the unfairness of the current system. The pamphlet closes with "P. S.--Take this home and tell the grown-ups," before reeling off a few relevant statistics from Scott Nearing's The American Empire. Not found on OCLC.

Price: $75.00