Talk:Eurocommunism

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"More rhythmic criticisms of Euro Communism were presented by the poet John Cooper Clarke, in 'Euro Communist/Gucci Socialist.'"[edit]

Is that a joke?

166.216.128.75 (talk) 10:10, 23 February 2009 (UTC)


"while smaller and more marginal parties (such as the Communist Party of Great Britain) remained correspondingly more dependent upon the patronage of Moscow"

What utter nonsense! The CPGB was firmly Eurocommunist in the 1970s, constantly distancing itself from the Soviet Union on a raft of issues -- such as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the treatment of dissidents in the USSR.

You can make any change you want to the article. --Juliet.p 08:14, 25 Feb 2005 (UTC)

more references[edit]

for a long time i have been an avid student of politics. by chance, when reading the history of the indonesian communist party i came across a link to "eurocommunism".....

more references than this mandel person!

This article suggests an anti-Eurommunist POV[edit]

A statement like "It was those Communist parties most strongly entrenched in their respective societies — notably the Italian Communist Party and the French Communist Party — that adopted a Eurocommunist line" is clearly mistaken: the Russian and Chinese CPs also had mass roots. This entry fails to explain what Eurocommunism was in the words of its supporters. --Duncan 13:32, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

I suppose the intention is the compare different West European CPs, not CPs internationally. Lets say compare why PCI adopted eurocommunism whilst the Communist Party of Denmark did not. Still the comparison failed, as several of the smaller European CPs were sympathic towards Eurocommunism. Rather it was parties like PCI that came to play the leading role in Eurocommunism, for reasons obvious. --Soman 13:39, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
Indeed, I think the suggestion is a little deeper -- to suggest a causal link between the social weight of these parties and their political collapse. I think this is weak, and mistake. There's a serious discussion there about how Lenin argued that Bolshevism needed to be adapted to Western Europe, to Gramsci and to Togliatti. This post simple suggests that it's about adapting to the middle class, which is useless. --Duncan 16:21, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

PCF[edit]

The relation of PCF with Eurocommunism is more complicated than both of these versions porttray. PCF vacilliated towards Eurocommunism, first welcoming it, then rejecting it and then again approaching it. --Soman 11:18, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Sure but it seems to me that my version states the main point: they have always followed the USSR communist party when it existed (and also have always accepted their money - this is today fully documented). Alain10 13:12, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
No, there is a difference. Namely, that PCF did participate in formulations of eurocommunist standpoints in the 1970s, but backtracked in the 1980s. --Soman 14:39, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
I am not convinced. They accepted for a time the eurocommunist concept for propaganda reason but soon, after it began to mean independance from USSR, they refused it Alain10 17:45, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Does this article follow NPOV policy?[edit]

There are several objections that I'd like to talk about. The reason I'm not editing right away is because I'm not very familiar with eurocommunism specifically and more with Warchau-pact history, so I could be mistaken. Anyway, I'll post the objections in the order the text appears in the article.

  • Eurocommunism is classified as an attempt to develop a theory. If it was an attempt, why would it be in the encyclopedia as such a thorough article? Should be 'a new movement within european communist parties in the (early) 1970s' or similar.
  • "possibilist" is not a word. maybe pragmatic?
  • "But Eurocommunism was in many ways only a staging post." and "others, like the Dutch, toyed with green politics" are not examples of encyclopedia-worthy information, somewhat biased in language and more importantly I think, unclear in what it means.
  • much use of generalisations, "right-wing critics"; "most revolutionary left-wing movements", etc. without citation.

Buddelmeijer 10:16, 17 January 2007 (UTC)