Rudolph the Red
by Saab Lofton
"The present splendid brotherhood of FICTION writers in England, whose graphic and eloquent pages have issued to the world MORE political and social truths than have been uttered by all the professional politicians, publicists and moralists put together."
--Karl Marx, praising Charles Dickens in an article for The New York Tribune on August 1st, 1854
Well, there you have it: The godfather of communism himself explicitly stating just how important a work of fiction can be.