Understatement of the Century on FX’s The Americans: Soviet Union Has ‘Problems’

On last week’s episode of FX’s The Americans, mom “Elizabeth,” a KGB operative in the U.S. in the mid ‘80s, catches teen daughter “Paige” reading Karl Marx’s Capital: Critique of Political Economy. “Elizabeth” espouses how Marx wrote about “the capitalist class structure being a kind of slavery, how revolution is necessary to create and achieve a worker state so that no one is exploited. My whole country came out of those ideas.”

To which, “Paige” asks of the Soviet Union: “Is everybody equal?” Mom responds: “We have our problems.” As “FineSkyIark” tweeted: “Understatement of the century.”

This video clipped to illustrate a post on the MRC’s NewsBusters blog


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