YUGOSLAVIA: I Wrote the Truth

When the new class leaves the historical scene—and this must happen—there will be less sorrow over its passing than there was for any class before it. Smothering everything except what suited its ego, it has condemned itself to failure and shameful ruin.

—Milovan Djilas in The New Class

In a tiny courtroom in the little town of Sremska Mitrovica, 42 miles from Belgrade, Milovan Djilas went on trial last week on charges of creating hostile propaganda against Communism and the Yugoslav government. Djilas' trial had been inevitable ever since The New Class, his outspoken book indicting the new ruling class produced...

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