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The New Communism: The science, the strategy, the leadership for an actual revolution, and a radically new society on the road to real emancipation
     

The New Communism: The science, the strategy, the leadership for an actual revolution, and a radically new society on the road to real emancipation

by Bob Avakian
 

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This landmark work provides a sweeping and comprehensive orientation, foundation, and guide to making the most radical of revolutions: a communist revolution aimed at emancipating humanity— getting beyond all forms of oppression and exploitation on a world scale.
 
This book is a masterwork and a master class—it is a living laboratory

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This landmark work provides a sweeping and comprehensive orientation, foundation, and guide to making the most radical of revolutions: a communist revolution aimed at emancipating humanity— getting beyond all forms of oppression and exploitation on a world scale.
 
This book is a masterwork and a master class—it is a living laboratory of the new synthesis of communism developed by Bob Avakian. It is also striking in its ability to combine high level revolutionary communist theory and modeling of revolutionary leadership with a visceral, colloquial, and passionate style that will resonate with and be accessible to a wide variety of readers.
 
This thought-provoking book is sure to challenge stereotypes and conventional thinking.

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“I love it when he talks about my people being all people . . .  My people across the board—I don’t care who they are . . . he always puts the struggle against white supremacy at the center . . . Second, the centrality of the issue of gender, the vicious forms of patriarchy inseparable from that white supremacy. Third, empire—invasions, dominations . . . And the fourth, the planet—not just global warming. It’s ecological catastrophe that is impinging every day primarily owing to corporate greed and the elites who are in the driver’s seat of a capitalist civilization that cuts across national boundaries—that’s what you find in this text. And last but not least, the concern about our precious immigrant brothers and sisters and the vicious scapegoating that’s going on, the deportations under neo-liberal presidents, no matter what color they are. The attempt to [not] lose sight of their humanity. How do you bring these together in such a way that you have a united front? And that’s in part what he’s calling for, and I as a revolutionary Christian in the name of Jesus will be part of that united front, even given the disagreements that we might have. That’s why I like this text. That’s why it’s important.”  —Dr. Cornel West speaking about The New Communism at the book launch

 

"With america in the midst of a profound sickness evidenced by the continuing slaughter of black people by police recently—it is necessary that a literature be in existence that challenges our assumptions . . . However we eventually get out of this mess it will take a profusion of ideas by fearless thinkers—and Bob Avakian is that . . . He never lost the faith."  —Matthew Shipp, musician and composer

"Bob Avakian has made trenchant observations and brought insightful analyses to a host of problems confronting contemporary society. He is genuinely concerned about the plight of the masses and has given much critical thought regarding proposed solutions for their uplift."  —Norm R. Allen, Jr., author, Black Humanist Experience

"In this book, Avakian honestly and perceptively handles a number of questions about the difficulties of bringing about a total change in an oppressive system. It is a valuable addition to his corpus of work; a splendid exegesis of revolutionary potential."  —Herb Boyd, author, The Harlem Reader

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983266198
Publisher:
Insight Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
10/15/2016
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
647,032
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Bob Avakian is the architect of a new synthesis of communism which draws on more than 40 years of revolutionary work. He is the leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. He is the author of many books, including BAsics, Away with All Gods!, From Ike to Mao and Beyond, and Observations on Art and Culture, Science and Philosophy.

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