BULGARIA: Imro & Umo

A curt announcement appeared last week in official Bulgarian newsorgans:

"The Ministry of Justice has ordered an investigation into the murder of the Journalist Pundeff. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Ivan Mihailoff."

Sofia wiseacres shook their heads in apprehension. Tsankoff had overreached himself, they said. This was madness, this was suicide.

In the welter of Bulgarian names which the announcement sent rumbling across cafe tables, the one soonest forgotten was unfortunate Journalist Pundeff whose murder was being officially investigated. Every Bulgar realized that Pundeff was a mere symbol. The...

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