Neutrals: Rites of Belgrade

Seldom had Belgrade seen more bustle and toil. Wrecking crews felled whole rows of shabby old tenements as if scything corn. Gangs labored round the clock to transform gaping foundations into spruce little parks. Everywhere, the police rounded up known drunks, idlers and beggars and sent them off to the countryside for the duration of the Conference of Unaligned Nations.

President Tito was sparing nothing to provide a tidy setting for his big show, scheduled to open this week, starring at least 16 neutralist heads of state, 7 Premiers and a chorus of other assorted high dignitaries. It...

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