Europe: Revolt Among Friends

For Eurocommunists, anguish and disarray

"A phase has come to an end. The driving force, which had its origin in the October Revolution, has exhausted itself."

"An absolute aberration of history, in blatant contradiction of the very essence of Socialism, Marxism and Leninism."

These harsh condemnations of General Wojciech Jaruzelski's declaration of martial law in Poland came not from the Reagan White House nor from staunch anti-Communists abroad. Instead, they were issued, respectively, by the leaders of two of the largest Communist parties in Western Europe: Enrico Berlinguer, the angular, scholarly looking theoretician who...

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