The Tito-sponsored Yugoslav Constitution, adopted last January, solemnly proclaimed: "Private property and private initiative in the economy are guaranteed." Last week, under Tito's personal chairmanship, a bill nationalizing the entire Yugoslav economy, including "all movable and immovable property as well as all rights of ownership which belong to enterprise," was presented to the Yugoslav National Assembly. It passed unanimously.

The one speech even approaching dissent came from Delegate Dragolyub Yovanovic, recently expelled from Tito's puppet Peasant Party. Yovanovic said the bill was "perfect"—but that since it affected everybody in Yugoslavia it should first be submitted to a plebiscite. Then he...

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