THE NEW COMMUNISM – Table of Contents

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
  • Internationalism
  • 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 America—Solid 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

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