YUGOSLAVIA: The Unyielding Man

No. 8 Palmoticeva Street is a seedy apartment house in Belgrade. On a balcony across the street a cameraman waits all day. A police car stands constantly at the curb, and lounging detectives peer into the faces of all who enter. Few enter, for here lives the one man in Yugoslavia who really bothers Marshal Tito: onetime Vice President Milovan Djilas.

Two years ago Party Philosopher Djilas dared to criticize the political rigidity of the Yugoslav Communist Party and the loose morals of its hierarchy. He called for a "democratic-socialist" party to contest Tito's one-party rule. Thus Djilas brought Tito's...