maybe the Kerala CP's program is indistinguishable from social-democracy. I don't know, but I'd like to.
used to hear the same sort of thing about Bologna. One of my buddies in college was an Italian from Newark whose father was a cop. You can imagine the latter's politics. Their relatives in Italy were all communists. On a visit to the U.S., some of them had an interesting conversation with Daddio. My friend asked him what he concluded and Dad said different strokes for different folks, but the main thing the CP had going for it in Italy was simply that all the other parties were perceived as corrupt.