I try to avoid criticizing books I haven't read. I feel there is a high chance I will look foolish doing so.
I would tend to agree. I just couldnt bring myself to pay even 10 dollars for this book, even for the purpose of criticizing it.
Australia, Canada, Sweeden. These are all countries many americans would say have socialist ideologies/policies. Besides the aboriginals which Australia worked to systematically wipe out (how did Canada treat it's indigenous?) we haven't snuffed out that many lives compared to America. Furthermore, Australia was America's ally against those dictatorships that you allude to in your post. Note that communism and democracy are not opposed. Communism is opposed to capitalism and democracy is opposed to dictatorships.
Yes, you all do have some socialist policies, but you still have capitalist economies. I do believe these socialist policies will be to your great detriment.
First off, until very recently, Sweden was a homogeneous population, rather isolated in northern Europe. I guarantee you, that with the influx of new cultures into their population, their socialist policies go down the drain. Give it a year or two.
Now, as far as lives killed... I suppose not, but these nations are not pushing strict, staunch marxist policies across the board, which they would force their people to adhere to at the barrel of a firearm.
I dont remember comparing communism and democracy. Did I?
If I did, I would point out how many marxist dictatorships have existed, vs how many capitalist dictatorships have existed... <_<
<edited to add> It stands to mention, that with every push to the left, Australia and Canada both are losing their personal freedoms. Rights regarding free speech and bearing arms come to mind, first.
Is there a book that you could possibly read to tell the difference?