YUGOSLAVIA: Come Back, Little Tito

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For Marshal Josip Broz Tito, the heretic who got away with it, this was a moment to savor. Splendidly adorned—braided cap, sky-blue military blouse with ribbons, red-striped slacks—he drove out to Belgrade's Zemun Airport and waited. Seven years before, Russia's masters had kicked Yugoslavia out of the Cominform, reviled Tito as "traitor," "fascist," "spy and murderer," urged his people to revolt against him, harassed his borders, shut off his country's trade. Dictator Tito, an old hand at intrigue himself, survived it all. Now, unrepentant and unintimidated, master in his own...

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