The Silent People Speak

Robert St. JohnDOUBLEDAY
MR. ST. JOHN revisits Yugoslavia and finds no censorship, no militarism, no dictatorship, no terror. He notes that there are four kinds of people but quotes only one kind — those with “enthusiasm written on their faces" — and shares Tito’s abhorrence for the non-enthusiastic. His book is primarily a collection of “human interest” stories about Partisan heroes, eloquently interwoven with gruesome tales of Chetnik atrocities, neither of which are cause for canonizing Tito’s regime. It is not the Silent People who give tongue, but a set of ventriloquist’s dummies rattling off the Party Line.