…at remain into the Twenty-First Century, such as North Korea, have failed to change that narrative. Americans continue to believe, accurately, that communism is a deadly method of governance. Capitalist democracies are the best system that we have yet observed.
You kind of discredit yourself right off the bat here. No mention of the numerous examples of successful anarchist communes which tended to be crushed by (you guessed it) the capitalist class in conjunction with the state. Communism isn’t even a “method of governance”, but rather a particular social relation of human subjects to the means of production. I imagine you mean something like “Stalinism” or “Maoism”, but that’s not what you say. This sort of lazy thinking right at the introduction makes it difficult to take the rest of the article seriously.