Set the Record Straight Speech


Important Speech

by Raymond Lotta:

Set the Record Straight sponsored Raymond Lotta, a Maoist political economist, on a speaking tour under the title “Socialism Is Much Better than Capitalism, and Communism Will Be a Far Better World.” Since 2005 the tour traveled to Stanford, Columbia, UCLA, and other universities, and to London and Mexico, sparking interest and debate among hundreds of students and professors.

The speech by Raymond Lotta has been serialized in Revolution:

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Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Communism and Socialism

Part 3: The Bolsheviks Lead a Revolution That Shakes the World

Part 4: The Soviet Experiment: The Social Revolution Ushered in by Proletarian Power

Part 5: The Soviet Experiment: Building the World's First Socialist Economy

Part 6: The Soviet Experiment: World War 2 and Its Aftermath

Part 7: Mao's Breakthrough — The Revolution Comes to Power

Part 8: Mao's Advance — Breaking with the Soviet Model

Part 9: The Great Leap Forward

Part 10: The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China — Not Fanatical Purge, But the Socialist Road vs. the Capitalist Road

Part 11: Mao on the Contradictions of Socialist Society

Part 12: The Cultural Revolution in China, A Seismic Eruption of Liberation

Part 13: The Cultural Revolution—Complex and Liberating Struggle

Part 14: The Cultural Revolution—Accomplishments in Education and Culture

Part 15: The Cultural Revolution—Health Care and the Economy

Part 16: The Defeat of Socialism in China and Lessons for the Future

Part 17: Conclusion—Bob Avakian Re-envisions Socialism

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