The article by Momcilo Selic on Milovan Djilas (Chronicles, September 1985) is a piece of rare quality. The language has the descriptive power of poetry while still obeying the discipline of knowledge. The author can convey the Montenegrin atmosphere to us outsiders and thus throw light on the enigmatic figure of Djilas. My chief praise, however, is that the piece is not subject to any party line, right or left, regarding what should be found black and what white. Refreshing, that, in our day and age.

        —Gerhart Niemeyer
University of Notre Dame