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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2017 – Social Change

For anyone who cares about the state of the world and the condition of humanity and agonizes over whether fundamental change is really possible, 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.

The author, Bob Avakian, is the architect of a new synthesis of communism. This new synthesis is a continuation of, but also represents a qualitative leap beyond, and in some important ways a break with, communist theory as it had been previously developed. Avakian has written this book in such a way as to make even complex theory accessible to a broad audience. In this book, he draws on his decades of work advancing the science of communism and his experience as a revolutionary communist leader, including leading the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, as its Chairman since its founding in 1975.

This is a pathbreaking work, one that scientifically analyzes the system of capitalism-imperialism and its unresolvable contradictions; confronts the challenges facing the movement for revolution; and forges a way forward to making an actual revolution in this country, as part of contributing to communist revolution internationally.

from the Publisher

… 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.

Reviews from Foreword

4 out of 5 rating
“The book is packed with promise and the detail to back it up…. [H]e details how a full scale revolution could take place, as well as the leadership that’s needed to see real change —the crux of long-term transformation. ” (full review)

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Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Insight Press; 1st edition (October 15, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 440 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0983266190
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0983266198