The Death of Eurocommunism

Szulc, Tad
October 1977
New Republic;10/8/77, Vol. 177 Issue 15, p21
Focuses on the collapse of the socialist-communist alliance in France and its effect on other nations. Reference to the deliberate act of the Communists to freeze themselves out of mainstream French politics; Consensus among informed French politicians that the Communists made a painful decision to abandon the Leftist alliance altogether than to be a junior partner in a government of President François Mitterand; Preference for the status quo in France by the Soviet Union government; Advantage of the leftist split in France to the U.S. and the Soviet Union.


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