From Andrew Klavan, via his public Facebook post:
Communism is based on a lie, but it’s a lie that many people in the U.S. believe.
That’s the thing. Socialism may work “in theory,” and that’s why it’s so popular in places where you don’t have to prove yourself: the academy, the news media, Hollywood. They love that theory. It makes them feel generous, but once you have the power, it just doesn’t work, because the benevolent State is a lie.