Social Scientist. v 7, no. 75 (Oct 1978) p. 3.


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B T RAN A DIVE

Carrillo^s c€ Eurocommunism and the State^

THE AUTHOR of the book Eurocommunism and the State, is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Spain which has played a glorious revolutionary role in the fight against Spanish fascism. The years of Civil War in the 1930s saw the emergence of Dolores Ibarruieri—La Passionaria—at the head of the Spanish CP. This miner's daughter rapidly rose to leadership and along with the General Secretary, Jose Dias, was soon elected to the ECGI which guided the world Communist movement. In those days, the name of La Passionaria was known to all Communists and progressives. She is now the President of the Communist Party of Spain.

The sufferings and sacrifices of our Spanish comrades, their indomitable courage in the struggle against Franco's fascism and the colossal price they paid for the liberation of the Spanish working class and people, fully reflected the revolutionary spirit and idealism of the working class guided by Marxist-Leninist thought. Santiago Carrillo's book, however, is a strange anti-climax to the heroic traditions of the Spanish working class and the revolutionary ideology that inspired it to take the leading role in the struggle against fascism. For in this book, Carrillo repudiates the basic principles of Marxism-Leninism and makes his Communism acceptable to Spanish and European liberals, in the



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