In economically prosperous countries, the number of people who follow communism is small.
But there are many followers of Fabianism, which has the same goal as communism.
Both want to abolish the privileges of individuals and classes through collective ownership.
The main difference between these two is, that while communism is trying to achieve this by social revolution, Fabianism is trying to accomplish it by evolution and deception.
Common ownership sounds like a great idea to idealistic people.
Many great writers, as well as English Labor leaders, have been inspired by it.
But when fully established in Russia and the satellite countries, it has become hijacked by proletariat.
After being in power for decades, communism has collapsed due to lack of private enterprise.