October 21, 1988 |
A week ago, Serbian intellectuals were saying that Slobodan Milosevic was the first Yugoslav politician in the last eight years to recognize that former strongman Josip Broz Tito is really dead. A slight revision was in order Thursday, in the aftermath of a turbulent week in Yugoslav Communist Party politics. And it came down to this: Tito might be dead, but the system he left behind is very much intact.
October 26, 1993 |
Slipped in between a blurb about the ancient art of mead-making and a mention of the 19th-Century schoolhouse in this humble village is the only reference in local tourist literature to the most famous figure ever to emerge from Croatia. "Josip Broz Tito's Birth House," a state-produced brochure dutifully reports toward the end of an exaggerated list of sights not to be missed on a visit to Kumrovec.
August 30, 1998 |
Many dictators of communist regimes lived like kings. Nowadays, anyone can visit their villas, spas and hunting grounds. Josip Broz Tito, having had almost 40 years in power in the former Yugoslavia, was perhaps the most self-indulgent leader in Europe, with hundreds of establishments for his exclusive use. Among them were the Brijuni Islands in the Adriatic Sea, just off the Croatian peninsula of Istria. I grew up in Croatia under Tito's personality cult.
March 27, 1987 |
Seventeen photographs of Marshal Tito, founder of Communist Yugoslavia, were damaged "with a sharp object" by unknown vandals during an exhibition in the province of Kosovo, the state-run Tanjug news agency reported Thursday.
March 1, 2009 |
At night, when the lawns are empty and the lamps along the walking paths are the only source of light, Topcider Park on the outskirts of Belgrade is a perfect meeting place for spies. It was here in 1992, as the former Yugoslavia was erupting in ethnic violence, that a wary CIA agent made his way toward the park's gazebo and shook hands with a Serbian intelligence officer. Jovica Stanisic had a cold gaze and a sinister reputation.
February 24, 1989 |
Emperor Hirohito, a man once despised by much of the world as the symbol of ruthless Japanese military aggression, was honored by the international community today as kings, presidents and other representatives of 163 countries attended his elaborate state funeral.