Books: Communism No Longer Exists

THE UNPERFECT SOCIETY by Milovan Djilas. 267 pages. Harcourt, Brace & World. $5.

Western commentators have professed to see International Communism in decline. But it is a practicing Communist who has now delivered the most emphatic judgment to date. "Communism no longer exists," writes Milovan Djilas in his latest book, The Unperfect Society. "Only national Communisms exist, each different in doctrine and in the policies practiced and in the actual state of affairs they have created."

The Unperfect Society is a chronicle of the disintegration of Communism written by an insider. Once Marshal...

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