Yugoslavia: Out on Probation

In his effort to show the world that he was a Communist with a difference, Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito always let a few disgruntled critics of his regime run loose for the sake of appearances. He was particularly magnanimous about the idiosyncrasies of his fiery comrade in arms, Milovan Djilas, Vice President and head of Parliament, who talked of decentralizing the government and letting the state wither away. But Djilas began to be more and more critical. Tito drew the line in 1954 when Djilas, writing in the party paper, demanded more democracy...

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