Ex-Stalinists of the West

April 1956
New Republic;4/9/56, Vol. 134 Issue 15, p5
The article reports that premier of the Soviet Union Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev speech attacking general secretary of the Communist party of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin has spread confusion and alarm throughout the main Communist Parties of the West. For the first time the leadership in Italy, France and Britain are under attack for being so obsequious. Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the largest Communist Party outside the Soviet, was the first to comment on the Khruschev speech. Since then a meeting of Communist deputies in the Italian Chamber has spent two days in discussing revelations. The situation in France is even more curious. The French Communist Party has always been fanatically Stalinist.


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