In his historic report at an international meeting in Moscow in 1935, which made the case for the formation of a broad front (coalition) against fascism, Georgi Dimitrov, the leader of the Bulgarian Communist Party said,

“Formerly many communists used to be afraid it would be opportunism on their part if they did not counter every partial demand of the Social Democrats by demands of their own which were twice as radical. That was a naive mistake.”

And it remains “naive” today, impeding as it does the search for common action between the left and the center. And like then changing this dynamic is of crucial importance to the future of our country and world.