That should be the First Rule in dealing with all Marxists.
The Second is that whatever evil thing they accuse opponents of doing is exactly what they are doing themselves.
Try it. It will reveal the political world as it really is.
Anyway, one of the central tenets of the book was this question of “truth”. He stated if a statement furthered the communist movement, it could not possibly be a lie, as it was known to them to be the “Marxist-Leninist truth”.
Therefore, the could say with a reasonably straight face that they were telling the “truth”.
This was over 50 years ago, and the author had it down pat. He saw what is was, how it worked, how it would be marketed and portrayed. No wonder the young, the naive, and other assorted imbeciles fall for this trash!
You want to educate your kids? Have them “The Prince”, “Rules For Radicals” (and anything else by Alinsky), the myriad of works by Antonio Gramsci, and the psuedo-intellectual babblings of Noam Chomsky.
Make sure YOU read them, too, and then discuss these things with your kids. It might help, too if you were familiar with at least volume 1 of “Das Kapital”, as well as some von Mises and/or Rothbard, but it's not essential for these purposes.
Remember, knowledge and truth are the sunlight with which disinfect the spaces these cockroaches infest, and causes them to scatter (or, hopefully, even die!)
Do yourself, you kids and the nation a favor and indulge yourselves in this quest.
You won't be sorry.