Yugoslavia: Limits to Liberalization

Yugoslavia has come a long way from totalitarianism in recent years.

Most Yugoslavs can travel freely to Western nations; President Tito himself has severely handcuffed the once-dread ed secret-police apparatus; and the re gime is openly encouraging a measure of economic and local political compe tition. But there are still some limits to liberalization, as Writer Mihajlo Mihajlov discovered last week. A Yugo slav court sentenced Mihajlov to ten months in jail for writing uncompli mentary things about the way Tito runs his country.

Mihajlov's offense was to suggest that Yugoslavia needed a two-party system — and to set about promoting...

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