This is a preliminary PDF, released for reading groups in Oakland and elsewhere, and not wide-release (the final version of the reader). It was a joint project of the Communist Research Cluster and Viewpoint Magazine. It is the rough draft of what will become volume 2 of the CRC series “Communist Interventions.” The first volume, on European socialism and communism, is available on the Communist Research Cluster website. It is quite a gold mine and it is interesting to realize that there are Communist study groups in the United States. I feel as though we were in the 1930s, perhaps.