Communists: Comrades, Dogs, Capitalists: Lend Me Your Ears!

It was winter in Moscow, but the atmosphere oozed with amiability nevertheless. Khrushchev himself was at flag-draped Kievsky Station to greet Yugoslavia's paunchy Marshal Josip Broz Tito as a "dear comrade" before bundling him and his handsome wife Jovanka off to a Kremlin apartment.

Officially, the two-week visit was billed as a vacation, but it was obvious, from the big delegation of Yugoslav economic and political experts who accompanied the boss that Tito had more in mind than a suntan at Sochi. Among the subjects: more aid, more trade. Forgotten for the time being: the bitter, angry recriminations of the...

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