A Capitalist Carol: The heroic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and that free-loading Bob Cratchit
Ted Satterfield, author
Resurrected 150 years after his death, Charles Dickens must transform “A Christmas Carol” into “A Capitalist Carol,” for use in American schools. Viewing Ebenezer Scrooge as a hero, not a villain, proponents of the Modern Truth Movement demand Dickens portray Ebenezer Scrooge as an ideal capitalist, while depicting Bob Cratchit as a freeloading loser who deserves to be poor. When Dickens learns the inmate working in the cubicle next to him, Friedrich Nietzsche, is part of a resistance that’s hellbent on stopping this manipulation of truth, he joins the movement, not just to end his suffering, but to protect the integrity of his work.