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On Ajith

As I have argued and asserted for a long time, Ajith is one of the great thinkers of the modern Maoist movement. His Against Avakianism, though it is largely concerned with the deviation of Avakian's "New Synthesis", uses this debate within the ICM to establish significant principles just as Engels' Anti-Duhring established similar principals against Eugen Duhring who is now a nobody. Just as we don't read Anti-Duhring to learn about the thoughts of Eugen Duhring, we shouldn't read Against Avakianism as a historiography of Bob Avakian's thought: it is what is established against this deviation that matters.
For those outside of the Maoist International Communist Movement (ICM), it might seem a bit strange that an entire book (the Foreign Languages Press version of Against Avakianismis 222 pages) is ostensibly about Bob Avakian's "New Synthesis". The fact that the RCP-USA has become a small organization in the US known for cultish behaviour (r…