Bob Avakian has spent decades summing up the positive and negative experience of the communist revolution so far and drawing on a broad range of human experience to develop a new synthesis of communism a vision and strategy for a new and much better society and world. In the writings selected for this compilation, Bob Avakian brings a sweeping sense of history and the development of human society to his analysis of the economic, philosophic, and political underpinnings of the legal system in today s capitalist society and the role that this legal system plays in reinforcing oppressive and exploitative relations. In comparing and contrasting the concepts of Constitution, law, and rights under both capitalism and socialism, he highlights the profound differences in social content and role. His vision of the legal system and fundamental rights under socialism draws from, but also represents in significant dimensions a radical rupture with, the past historical experience of socialist states in the legal sphere and reflects his re-envisioning of the character of the future socialist society as being qualitatively more lively and vibrant than ever before.
About the Author
Bob Avakian (BA) is the architect of a whole new framework of human emancipation, the new synthesis of communism, which is popularly referred to as the "new communism. " The goal of the new communism is a total revolution – the most radical revolution in human history that aims at nothing less than overcoming all forms of oppression and exploitation all over the world, a society where humanity could truly flourish. The new synthesis is based on more than 40 years of revolutionary work that BA has done critically analyzing and drawing from past revolutionary experience and theory, and a broad range of human activity and thought. It 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. It provides the basis – the science, the strategy, and the leadership – for an actual revolution and a radically new society on the road to real emancipation.