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Communism and Political Change in Spain
Communism and Political Change in Spain
By Eusebio Mujal-Leon
Indiana University Press, 1983, 274 pp

A thorough, scholarly study of the Spanish Communist Party, hailed at one time as the principal enemy of the Franco regime. Santiago Carrillo, the PCE's leader, was a founder of Eurocommunism and championed a flexible policy toward the Church in Spain and a critical line toward Moscow-and still the PCE lost out to a triumphant Socialist Party. The reasons for the PCE's electoral defeats are analyzed in the context of Spanish and Communist history, with emphasis on the tactical decisions of the PCE leadership.