COMMUNISM: Eurocommunism: Moscow's Problem Too

Distrusted by Washington, hated by Moscow: that seems to be the unenviable fate of Eurocommunism.

A number of Western statesmen and intellectuals—notably former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger—have warned against accepting at face value the Eurocommunists' assurances that they are truly independent from Moscow and committed to working within existing parliamentary and democratic systems. But the surprising electoral successes of the Italian and French Communist parties have been equally alarming to Moscow, although for very different reasons.

The immediate target of Soviet wrath is Spanish Communist Leader Santiago Carrillo. In tones reminiscent of Moscow's strident broadsides against Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito...

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