Updated October 7, 2014
"Why am I—why is my body of work, and method and
approach—important? Because this is bringing forward an
advanced understanding, a heightened understanding, of
what revolution and communism are all about and how to
move toward the objective of revolution and communism, as
well as a method for engaging and struggling through the
contradictions that are inevitably going to be encountered
in that process.…"
"My dear brother Bob Avakian... is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party.... He is one of the few coming out of the 60's who never sold out, he never caved in, he never gave up, held on to his forging of a rigorous, scientific analysis of the objective realities that are driven by a revolutionary love – because he has such a deep love for poor people, oppressed people, all around the world. Whether you agree or disagree with our brother, one thing you cannot deny: that he is the real thing. No doubt about it."
Cornel West, introducing his interview with Bob Avakian on the Smiley & West radio show (October 5, 2012)
"In Bob Avakian, the Chairman of our Party, we have the kind of rare and precious leader who does not come along very often. A leader who has given his heart, and all his knowledge, skills and abilities to serving the cause of revolution and the emancipation of humanity. Bob Avakian came alive as a revolutionary in the 1960s..."