Two years ago Tito of Yugoslavia was just about the West's most testy and truculent neighbor. His air force shot down unarmed U.S. planes. His polemicists snarled at capitalist imperialism. He abetted Greece's Red rebels. He waved a figurative Tommy gun at Austria (over Carinthia) and Italy (over Trieste).

Last week the Communist dictator in Belgrade was all soothing reasonableness; history and heresy had turned him round. In a major address before his new Parliament, Tito spoke "with sorrow" of his continued excommunication by former comrades in the Kremlin and the Cominform. Then, urging "good neighbor relations and...

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