COMMUNISTS: The Best Years of Our Lives

When Moscow excommunicated Marshal Tito (TIME, July 12), the world got a tantalizing intimation that conflicting personal and national interests can be stronger than Marxist theories as enforced by the Kremlin. Last week, historic documents on the Tito-Stalin conflict became available. Some hours after Andrei Vishinsky arrived in Belgrade for the Danube conference, pamphlets brought by his staff from Russia were shoved into Belgrade mailboxes, slipped under doors at night. They contained three letters from Moscow to Tito, written months before the public break. Last week, the Yugoslav Communist Party prepared...

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