Communists: Clampdown in the West

"Our cause is just, our objectives will be achieved—all the more quickly when our methods have been profoundly changed."

With those words, Philosopher Roger Garaudy strode defiantly from the platform of the French Communist Party's 19th Congress in Nanterre. Not one of the 960 delegates applauded. They did not expel him from the party, but when the congress ended last week Garaudy was no longer a member of either the Politburo or the Central Committee, on which he had served for 14 and 24 years, respectively. For his outspoken criticism of the Czechoslovak invasion and other Soviet ventures, France's Communists...

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