During the Cold War, Yugoslavia's critical intelligentsia enjoyed a freedom its counterparts in the eastern bloc could only envy. Grudgingly and unevenly, Tito's soft dictatorship ceded intellectuals the space to organise, publish and meet with Western colleagues. By the mid-60s, the country's philosophers and sociologists had won themselves high acclaim throughout Western Europe. Alongside the ivory tower, a sophisticated culture of debate and dissidence flourished in Yugoslav society.
Recommended CitationHockenos, Paul, Praxis Imperfect, Australian Left Review, 1(137), 1992, 10-11.