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Amère Révolution

Amère Révolution

By Pavel Tigrid

Albin Michel, 1977, 288 pp.

Essays by a prominent Czech writer on noted "revisionists" (Djilas, Imre Nagy, Pavel Kohout, the Medvedev brothers, and others), supporting the central proposition of the impossibility of changing communist regimes into democratic systems by the path of reform, liberalization and evolution. A bitter book about bitter revolution, meant both as an exposé of reformists of the past and as a warning to those who put their hopes in the Eurocommunists of the present.