KEY WORKS OF BOB AVAKIAN
The scope and content of BA’s leadership is reflected in his extensive body of work which includes more than a hundred articles, books, films and audio recordings. BA’s collected works are available at www.revcom.us/avakian/ba-important-works-en.html and through The Bob Avakian Institute, www.thebobavakianinstitute.org.
The following are a few key works that provide an introduction to the body of work of BA and a deeper understanding of the core elements of the new synthesis of communism:
BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian
(Chicago: RCP Publications, 2011).
Available as a free e-book at revcom.us.
BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! Bob Avakian Live.
Film of a talk given in 2012. For more on this film and to order the DVD set, go to www.revolutiontalk.net.
THE NEW COMMUNISM—The science, the strategy, the leadership for an actual revolution, and a radically new society on the road to real emancipation (Chicago: Insight Press, 2016 ) www.insight-press.com
Written by Bob Avakian, this work is described by the publisher as “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.”
(Draft Proposal) Authored by Bob Avakian, and adopted by the Central Committee of the RCP [Chicago: RCP Publications, 2010]
The Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America is a visionary and concrete application of the new synthesis of communism. It is a “blueprint” for the day after a revolution has established a socialist state.
This outline, written by BA, provides a basic sense of the scope, and of the essential scientific method and approach and strategic orientation and core elements, that mark the new synthesis as a further, qualitative development of communism. The outline is divided into four sections. Each section has core elements with a brief description, along with key works that can be studied to gain a deep understanding of the new synthesis. The main points of this outline are:
- Method and Approach: Communism as a Science—Further Development of Dialectical Materialism
- The Strategic Approach to Revolution, Particularly in Imperialist Countries Such as the U.S.—But with Implications More Generally
- Building the New Society, Advancing to a New World
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, An Interview with Ardea Skybreak (Chicago: Insight Press, 2015) www.insight-press.com.
Available at revcom.us. Read or download PDF of book here.
In the early part of 2015, over a number of days, revcom.us/Revolution newspaper conducted a wide-ranging interview with Ardea Skybreak, a scientist with professional training in ecology and evolutionary biology. Skybreak, a critical thinker with curiosity about the world and heart for humanity, is someone who based on her scientific and political inclinations developed a deep appreciation for BA and became a follower of BA. In this interview Skybreak brings alive what is most fundamental and pivotal in the new synthesis of communism—the scientific method and approach of BA. Skybreak also explores and argues for other key elements of the new synthesis. In accessible language and with revolutionary élan this interview makes the argument for why the new synthesis of communism and the leadership of BA matters to the future of humanity.
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