Yugoslavia: Truth That Hurts

Milovan Djilas has been rebellious all his life, but he carried things too far when he loudly demanded that his friend and leader, Yugoslav Boss Marshal Tito, liberalize his Communist regime. Tito did not agree with his Vice President and wartime partisan comrade, but nonetheless told him: "Go on writing." It was cruel advice. For his efforts, Djilas was twice arrested, sentenced to nine years in solitary confinement for writing The New Class, the most devastating analysis of Communism yet published. Last year, after serving 3½ years of his term, the fiery Montenegrin was released on condition that he...

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