The New Communism - Table of Contents

The New Communism
Introduction and Orientation

Foolish Victims of Deceit, and Self-Deceit

Part I: Method and Approach 
            Communism as a Science

Materialism vs. Idealism
Dialectical Materialism
Through Which Mode of Production
The Basic Contradictions and Dynamics of Capitalism
The New Synthesis of Communism
The Basis for Revolution
Epistemology and Morality, Objective Truth and Relativist Nonsense
Self and a “Consumerist” Approach to Ideas
What Is Your Life Going to Be About?
Raising People’s Sights

Part II:  Socialism and the Advance to Communism
              A Radically Different Way the World Could Be,
              A Road to Real Emancipation

The “4 Alls”
Beyond the Narrow Horizon of Bourgeois Right
Socialism as an Economic System and a Political System—And a Transition to Communism
Abundance, Revolution, and the Advance to Communism— A Dialectical Materialist Understanding
The Importance of the “Parachute Point”— Even Now, and Even More With An Actual Revolution
The Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North AmericaSolid Core with a Lot of
          Elasticity on the Basis of the Solid Core
Emancipators of Humanity

Part III:  The Strategic Approach to An Actual Revolution

One Overall Strategic Approach
Hastening While Awaiting
Forces For Revolution
Separation of the Communist Movement from the Labor Movement, Driving Forces for Revolution
National Liberation and Proletarian Revolution
The Strategic Importance of the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women
The United Front under the Leadership of the Proletariat
Youth, Students and the Intelligentsia
Struggling Against Petit Bourgeois Modes of Thinking, While Maintaining the Correct Strategic Orientation
The “Two Maximizings”
The “5 Stops”
The Two Mainstays
Returning to “On the Possibility of Revolution”
Internationalism—Revolutionary Defeatism
Internationalism and an International Dimension
Internationalism—Bringing Forward Another Way
Popularizing the Strategy
Fundamental Orientation

Part IV:  The Leadership We Need

The Decisive Role of Leadership
A Leading Core of Intellectuals—and the Contradictions Bound Up with This
Another Kind of “Pyramid”
The Cultural Revolution Within the RCP
The Need for Communists to Be Communists
A Fundamentally Antagonistic Relation— and the Crucial Implications of That
Strengthening the Party— Qualitatively as well as Quantitatively
Forms of Revolutionary Organization, and the “Ohio”
Statesmen, and Strategic Commanders
Methods of Leadership, the Science and the “Art” of Leadership
Working Back from “On the Possibility”—  Another Application of “Solid Core with a Lot of
          Elasticity on the Basis of the Solid Core”

Appendix 1

The New Synthesis of Communism: Fundamental Orientation, Method and Approach, and Core Elements
          —An Outline by Bob Avakian

Appendix 2

Framework and Guidelines for Study and Discussion


Selected List of Works Cited

About the Author