When communism was first implemented 100 years ago, people were excited. Western academics and media figures at places like the New York Times praised the ideology even as millions starved. The praise continued even as communist leaders murdered political opponents.
Today, some Antifa activists carry communist flags. Some say communism failed in the Soviet Union because it wasn't "done right."
But communism has been tried again and again–in dozens of countries. It always fails. Stossel talks with Lily Tang Williams, who grew up in China, where tens of millions starved to death after government abolished private farms. Lily's father taught her to trap rats for food, but then even the rats ran out.
Somehow she survived, and now she says she never wants to be without freedom again.
She's so passionate about freedom that she ran for US Senate in 2016 as a libertarian.
She says her mission in life is to tell people that life without freedom is awful.
Produced by Maxim Lott. Edited by Joshua Swain.