Unity and Polemic in the International Communist Movement
The importance of the book lies in its ideological appraisal of the revisionist, anti-communist and metaphysical thinking of Bob Avakian, the chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) of the USA. In the present International Communist Movement (ICM), his ideas are almost defunct and they have little impact. The Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM) founded in 1984 by the initiative of RCP, USA is almost extinct. However, a critical study of his ideas will be helpful to understand the various types of revisionist trends appearing in the history of ICM including the present time.
Comrade Dhakal has had a long history of ideological struggle against Bob’s Trotskyite line. It is worth mentioning here that in the long history of the struggle of Communist Party of Nepal (Mashal) against the revisionist line of the RCP, USA and Bob, Dhakal always stood firmly in the struggle against the Neo-Trotskyite line of Bob, and he has contributed much from the very beginning for that. Bob Avakian has succeeded to create an illusion among the Maoists all over the world. In spite of that Dhakal has not lagged behind to take a clear and firm ideological line against the illusion among the Maoists all over the world. In spite of that Dhakal has not lagged behind to take a clear and firm ideological line against the illusion created by Bob.
Yogendra Dhakal, known by his pen name Ajay Sharma, and born on August 5, 1957 in Nepal, is a prolific writer, and political analyst and intellectual dedicating himself to the cause of revolution through his writings as well as active involvement in the communist movement of Nepal for the last three and a half decades. He was jailed twice for political reasons, once in India in 1986, and then again in Nepal in 1990 during the People’s Movement. His political career began in the Communist Party of Nepal (Mashal), where he actively worked for over twenty-five years. He regards the veteran communist leader Comrade Mohan Bikram Singh his political mentor. Later, in 2006 Dhakal joined the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). After the recent split in 2012, he supported the Mohan Baidya-led faction. For several years he was a Central Committee member of the same party. After initiating a prolonged two-line struggle against the left liquidationist line grown in the party leadership and party apparatus, he has now resigned from the party, and joined his previous party, the Communist Party of Nepal (Mashal). During the two-line struggle in the party, he was always on the side of the revolutionary. He has been firm and consistent in his revolutionary conviction in his writing and actions. He has also served as the Nepalese Ambassador to Australia, New Zealand, and the Fiji Islands from February 2008-December 2011. He has authored several books and articles, mostly on the theoretical aspects of Marxism-Leninism to arouse mass awareness, and then to expose the revisionists culpable of distorting the Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse-tung thought to serve the interest of the exploiting class and countries.