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Between Vision and Action

Sudhir Chandra "IF ever we return to our own countries, there is one thing we will have to recognise from the start: the struggle for Socialism means the struggle for democracy. If we Communists fail to be the most consistent of democrats, history will pass us by." This was Palmiro Togliatti talking to Ernst Fischer, within the Comintern premises during the Stalinist Terror. Driven out by the eruption of Fascism in their own countries, Italy and Austria respectively, they had taken refuge in their ideological homeland. But the 'horrible half-light' of the Soviet reality, confronting its new citizens with 'the ghastly caricature' rather than the true face of Communism', generated its own inexorable logic. Hence, eventually, the resolve

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