According to many communist parties (including the cpusa), the eurocommunist movement in the 1970s was nothing but rot and opportunism. But we were wrong as we were about many things.

Admittedly, Eurocommunism didn’t get everything right, but it was more right than the larger movement of which it was a dissenting part. I agree with the writer that its legacy retains positive relevance to the left in the contemporary world, a world besigned by cascading, entwined, and existential moral, social and political crises.