Dear readers: This and my next two Paul Street Reports address the work of  Bob Avakian and the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (the “Revcoms”) and the sadly vicious, slanderous, ignorant and reactionary response of much of “the left,” whatever “the left” is anymore, to Avakian and the Revcoms. • In Defense of Bob Avakian and the Revcoms, Part 1 of 3 • Part 2: Against Neo-McCarthyism and More • Part 3: Against More Left Slander and Stupidity.

Paul Street, historian and author