The World: Quotations from Chairman Carrillo

Santiago Carrillo's 218-page Eurocommunism and the State is the strongest written argument for Eurocommunism yet made by one of its leading proponents. The book sounds all the familiar Eurocommunist themes: independence from Moscow, democratic plurality, universal suffrage, respect for human rights. But the Spanish Communist leader goes much further: he flatly rejects the Soviet Union as a model for Western European Communism, calling instead for a socialist but democratic Western Europe that is dominated by neither the Soviet Union nor the U.S. He examines the concept of the dictatorship of the proletariat and finds it undemocratic. In short, he gives...

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