The Crisis in Eastern Europe Communism: National and International

  title={The Crisis in Eastern Europe Communism: National and International},
  author={Harold Gordon Skilling},
  journal={International Journal},
  pages={429 - 455}
  • H. Skilling
  • Published 1 June 1984
  • Political Science
  • International Journal
Writing in this journal twenty-five years ago I used the term 'national communism' as a short-hand expression to explain and interpret the essentials of a crisis already under way.' In the view of Milovan Djilas, national communism was 'a general phenomenon in Communism,' expressing itself in the inevitability of 'a separate, distinct path of development' for each country in which communism ruled, and in 'an unchecked tendency toward ever increasing independence on a national basis.'2 Djilas… 
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