YUGOSLAVIA: Unfinished, but Ready

TIME Reporter Judith Friedberg concluded a four-week tour through Yugoslavia, reported:

EXPERIMENT is the rule throughout every phase of Tito's Yugoslavia, and the general result is regimented confusion. Much of the government resembles the experimental laboratory of a university: a lot of kids—some with textbooks still in hand—are trying to run a country.

Betterment projects—roads, schools, housing developments, steel mills—are begun and never completed. At Zenica, slated to be the Pittsburgh of Yugoslavia, you see it spelled out. Peasants undertaking to become skilled workers wander back to the land. Youth brigades are...

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