THE NEW COMMUNISM: The science, the strategy, the leadership for an actual revolution, and a radically new society on the road to real emancipation
This book is a masterwork and a master class—it is a living laboratory of the new synthesis of communism developedby Bob Avakian. It is also striking in its ability to combinehigh level revolutionary communist theory and modelingof revolutionary leadership with a visceral, colloquial andpassionate style that will resonate with and be accessibleto a wide variety of readers.
This thought-provoking book is sure to challengestereotypes and conventional thinking.
Science and Revolution: On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism, and the Leadership of Bob Avakian
In the early part of 2015, over a number of days, Revolution conducted a wide-ranging interview with Ardea Skybreak. A scientist with professional training in ecology and evolutionary biology, and an advocate of the new synthesis of communism brought forward by Bob Avakian, Skybreak is the author of, among other works, The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters and Of Primeval Steps and Future Leaps: An Essay on the Emergence of Human Beings, the Source of Women's Oppression, and the Road to Emancipation. This interview was first published online at www.revcom.us.
"This book makes the case for why humanity needs a communist revolution and deeply explores the means for actually bringing about such a liberating revolution. In this two-part work ('Part 1-Revolution and the State' and 'Part 2-Building the Movement for Revolution'), Bob Avakian examines the contradictory dynamics of historical development in human society-and the possible pathways of change-and discusses the scientific methods and means for realizing the 'Impossible Dream' of a viable and radically different world, one where humanity can soar beyond social relations characterized by domination, exploitation, and oppression."
You Don't Know What You Think You "Know" About... The Communist Revolution and the REAL Path to Emancipation: Its History and Our Future
"At once rigorous and accessible, the book is an unparalleled resource. The world cries out for fundamental change-yet people are told there is no alternative. Raymond Lotta makes the case that "the whole history of communism thus far shows that the world does not have to be this way." - from the book description
"Away with All Gods! is a powerful and erudite critique of religion and superstition and a rousing call to place our trust in reason and the scientific method....Unusual for an atheist work and in marked difference to works of Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins Avakian went further to explore the way in which religion is used to sustain the status quo and as a reactionary force by political power mongers...He stands against not only religion and superstition but for reason and science and shows us what an alternative way of living can really be like. More importantly he shows us the revolutionary potential of finally doing away with all gods and what such a new world could look like."
— Synergy Magazine
a memoir by Bob Avakian
"Bob Avakian is a long distance runner in the freedom struggle against imperialism, racism and capitalism. His voice and witness are indispensable in our efforts to enhance the wretched of the earth. And his powerful story of commitment is timely."
— Cornel West
by Ardea Skybreak
"... stands out because it is so well written, concise, and comprehensive... accessible to the general reader and uncompromising in its logic and accuracy in presenting scientific concepts"
- Kevin Padian, Prof. of Integrative Biology, Univ. of
"If you don't have a poetic spirit - or at least a poetic side - it is very dangerous for you to lead a Marxist movement or be the leader of a socialist state."
- Bob Avakian