SPAIN: Apostle Carrillo

A Eurocommunist on the road

Spain's Communist Party Chief Santiago Carrillo seems determined to establish himself as the St. Paul of Eurocommunism—a roving missionary for that brand of Western European Marxism that professes to be compatible with democracy and independent of Moscow. Earlier this year, Carrillo published a manifesto asserting that European Marxists should work toward reform through the ballot box rather than revolution. Now he is taking his gospel on the road.

In a ten-day U.S. visit beginning this week, the balding, volatile Carrillo, 62, will attempt to explain Eurocommunism in several...

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