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Birds Cannot Give Birth to Crocodiles, But Humanity Can Soar Beyond the Horizon

Birds Cannot Give Birth to Crocodiles, But Humanity Can Soar Beyond the Horizon by Bob Avakian
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This book makes the case for why humanity needs a communist revolution and deeply explores the means for actually bringing about such a liberating revolution. In this two-part work (Part 1Revolution and the State” and Part 2Building the Movement for Revolution”), Bob Avakian examines the contradictory dynamics of historical development in human societyand the possible pathways of changeand discusses the scientific methods and means for realizing the Impossible Dream” of a viable and radically different world, one where humanity can soar beyond social relations characterized by domination, exploitation, and oppression. In a style that has been described as totally outrageous and eminently reasonable, Avakian punctures conventional thinking on a number of diverse themes (for example, the theory of social contract,” notions of human nature,” and today's revolting culture”). In a penetrating critique, capitalism and the philosophies of the bourgeois epoch are sharply contrasted with the basic vision, principles, and approach of a new liberating society, including how this would be reflected in a constitution radically different than the current U.S. Constitution. Birds Cannot Give Birth to Crocodiles, But Humanity Can Soar Beyond the Horizon embodies the new synthesis of communism which Bob Avakian has been developing over the course of the past several decades, and provides new insights into the dynamics of social change and the strategy for revolution.
Insight Press; April 2014
131 pages; ISBN 9780983266105
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Title: Birds Cannot Give Birth to Crocodiles, But Humanity Can Soar Beyond the Horizon
Author: Bob Avakian