Since the right bourgeosie is apparently messing itself, believing that the election of Obama will bring about Marxism, communism, socialism, and the decline and decay of American society (if 8 years of Bush wasn't enough for their satisfaction), I've set myself to reading:
Perhaps my greatest failure as a student of political science was to never read the Communist Manifesto in full. I actually made myself read most of Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" (amongst other equally dry and dull things) when I was a freshman and actually understood some of it. I will also consider Smith's vision of early capitalist society and perhaps some old ideas will give us new answers to consider. All options need to be presented in order to make the best decisions. No single-minded person will properly address the issues of our day.
That being said, I am garnering some uncomfortable looks from people with my Marx...
... maybe it's those people who are suggesting that Obama should be shot (because he doesn't want to pay higher taxes on his $800k annual income... my friend's boss in LA.) Ahem, anyway.
Yeah, a supposedly "educated" person did suggest that.
We've got a way to go yet.