The Cold War in Translation: Milovan Djilas in the English-speaking World

Cold War Studies Seminar
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During the Cold War, the U.S. government supported the translation of dissident writers from the Soviet bloc, whose writings could not be published in their own countries. One of the earliest examples was Milovan Djilas, a senior Yugoslav official who became disaffected with the dictatorship established by Josip Broz Tito and published books about the pathologies of Soviet-style Communism. The distribution of his works in English translation helped the West in its political campaigns against Communism during the Cold War.

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