YUGOSLAVIA: The Man in the Dock

The outspoken man who brought down the personal ire of Joseph Stalin on to the heads of Yugoslav Communists was a slim, sensitive-looking Communist intellectual named Milovan Djilas. He wrote the sharp anti-Soviet newspaper articles which preceded Marshal Tito's dramatic break from the Cominform in 1948. When Djilas' heretical words first broke into print, the Red world gasped. But Marshal Tito stood firmly behind Milovan Djilas. "Old Comrade," said Tito, "we'll stick together."

Promptly at 3 o'clock one afternoon last week, amid the marble columns and bronze grillwork of a onetime bank,...

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