An Antidote for Tito Nostalgia

The Marxists Internet Archive has made available a 1961 column by Raya Dunayavskaya (“Tito’s Turnabout“) on the U.S.S.R.’s Khruschev-era reconcilliation with Yugoslavia. This piece serves as a bracing antidote to the Marshal Tito nostalgia which one encounters from time to time, particularly with regards to what was called the system of “workers’ self-management.” One point […]

Rusmir Mahmutćehajić and Bosnia’s cultural heritage

East European Politics and Societies has published a long essay, “On Ruins and the Place of Memory: A Bosnian Post-Script to Communism”, by Rusmir Mahmutćehajić, the most profound and consistent literary interpreter of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s cultural and historic particularity. Mahmutćehajić produced the single most important analysis of the intellectual and political foundations of the attempt of […]

Raya Dunayevskaya on Milovan Djilas

The Marxists Internet Archive has made available a 1957 critique by Raya Dunayevskaya of The New Class by Milovan Djilas. Djilas was one of the leaders of Yugoslavian Communism until he broke with Tito in 1954. Dunayevskaya’s critique is interesting for its focus on Djilas’s interpretation of Marxism rather than on the political ramifications of […]