The Communist Revolution and the REAL Path to Emancipation

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Communism: Setting the Record Straight

February 9, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


This eBook takes on and refutes the ruling and false narrative of capitalist society that communism has been a failure and nightmare. Raymond Lotta analyzes the actual reality of the Russian and Chinese revolutions: their liberatory aims and extraordinary accomplishments; their shortcomings and problems; and the causes of their eventual defeat. He discusses Bob Avakian’s new synthesis of communism and the basis to go further and do better in a new stage of communist revolution. The reader will come away with new, scientific understanding of how these revolutions opened a whole new chapter in world history.


Chapter 1

Chapter 2
The First Dawn—The Paris Commune

Chapter 3
1917—The Revolution Breaks Through in Russia

Chapter 4
China—One Quarter of Humanity Scaling New Heights of Emancipation

Chapter 5
Toward a New Stage of Communist Revolution

Notes on Epistemology

Illustrated Timeline
The REAL History of Communist Revolution

An account of the history of communist revolutions that focuses on the creation of new institutions, organizations and collective practices that have been largely ignored in the standard literature.

—Michael Brown,
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology,
Northeastern University

A welcome counterpoint to the contemporary treatment of communist history, demonstrating vividly why and how so many millions of people joined these movements, or drew inspiration from them.

Thomas Lutze,
Professor of History,
Illinois Wesleyan University

Raymond Lotta's research and argumentation demonstrate forcefully that a better world for humanity is indeed possible.

—Dongping Han,
author of The Unknown Cultural Revolution:
Life and Change in a Chinese Village




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