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FRANCE- Towards Pragmatism

January 24, 1076 FRANCE Towards 'Pragmatism' Ajit Roy IN recent months the Communist Party of France has taken some significant steps towards what may be characterised as the Togliatti approach to politics. Though long wedded to the parliamentary path to socialism like the Italian Communist Party, the French party till recently adhered to more orthodox Marxist norms and on occasions had even been involved in subdued polemics with its counterpart beyond the Alps. But in the middle of November last, the general secretary of the French party paid a visit to Rome to sign a long joint communique with the general secretary of the Italian party, dec- ug a complete identity of views on crtieical questions of political evolution in their two countries. The statement was widely regarded as the French parly's subscription to the Italian party's position of independence from Moscow's ideological influence.

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