YUGOSLAVIA: The Rest Is Silence

When a man is Vice President in Tito's Yugoslavia, a maxim for staying on good terms with the boss is: never, never poll more votes than the President. In the election last November, Milovan Djilas, No. 3 man in the Yugoslav hierarchy and one of its four Vice Presidents, broke the rule.

Apparently it affected his judgment. For he sprang into print with a series in Borba, the party newspaper. Djilas gave it as his personal opinion that the Yugoslav Communist Party's methods were outmoded. Compulsory "cell" meetings through which leaders exercised guidance over lesser comrades were "sterile." The "churchlike"...

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