November 7, 2008
Little Rebels; Watching the Watchers
In 1935, a British and American publication called Martin's Annual had two lessons for young children: the alphabet and revolution.
"A stands for armaments — war-mongers' pride. B is for Bolshie, the thorn in their side. C stands for Capitalists, fighting for gold. D for destruction, they've practiced of old," and so on, through Z for the Zeal of any young cadre.
"ABC for Martin" is featured in Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children's Literature