POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Jubilee & Jitters

In Belgrade last week, Marshal Tito's government jubilantly announced that it had accepted a "proposal to establish diplomatic relations" with the Communist regime of IndoChina's Red Leader Ho Chi Minh. Yugoslav authorities regarded the exchange of recognition a matter of "worldwide moment" and a "most sensational victory over the Cominform."

The U.S. and Great Britain had recognized the government of Ho Chi Minh's French-sponsored rival, former Emperor Bao Dai. By refusing to follow the lead of the Western democracies. Tito had given his answer to the Cominform's charge that he is an agent of Western imperialism. Fortnight ago the...

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