Australian Left Review

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Czechoslovakia and Eurocommunism


Marian Sling


Ten years ago the term Eurocommunism had yet to be invented, but in the spring of 1968 an attempt was being made in Czechoslovakia to apply many of the ideas, about the political, economic and social qualities of a pluralist, democratic socialist society which have since been labelled as ‘Eurocommunist’. The term Prague Spring then became, as Eurocommunism is today, a convenient and popular way of ref erring to a particular trend in the search for a form of socialism suited to the needs of a modem industrialised society.