I could argue that all day long. As for the characters portrayal, its all up to the writer. A competent writer can make anything interesting, and that idea isn't so beyond belief in my opinion. As for Communism being "dead", as you put it, thats why I said a character trying to revive that particular movement. And if you'd read a newspaper lately, you'd see Socialist and Communist political movements are gaining a lot of power and following in Russia and surrounding nations. As for China, its Communist in more than name. Granted, it has American factories/companies there, but this doesn't take away from the fact its a Communist nation..