There has been a fair amount of commotion, online and off, over the English edition of Communism for Kids by Bini Adamczak that the MIT Press published last month. Marc Lowenthal, the book’s acquiring editor, has agreed to address some of the questions and misconceptions that have arisen over the past week around the book, and to do so in a Q&A format that reflects the one utilized in the first section of the book.
How did the MIT Press come to publish this book?
The translators, who had already translated the text into English in close collaboration with the author, approached me and another editor here with the project. I read it, was immediately hooked, and we moved on from there.