French CP Regroups

Kriegel, Annie
September 1978
New Republic;9/16/78, Vol. 179 Issue 12, p9
Focuses on the shift of observers from reverence to indignation with contempt against the French Communist Party (CP). Circumstances that helped the CP to protect its privacy following the failure of the left coalition in the legislative elections; Conceptual defects suffered by the CP that will always, at least in France, cause a Union of the Left to break apart; Factors that have renewed the French CP like a short-term credit for the recruitment of active members; Communists' continued abstract allegiance to the Union of the Left while destroying its concrete foundation, the existence of a Socialist Party; French Eurocommunism's clearance of most of its ambiguities; Increase in the CP's capacity to pursue white-collar workers; Remodeling of the Communist identity.


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