Tijan Pavao. Causes and principles of Titoism, 1950s. Manuscript
This manuscript was written in the 1950s, after the rift between Tito and Stalin (1948) and attempts to introduce the experiment of self-management as a separate direction under the Yugoslav version of socialism, and to apply a different interpretation of Marxism-Leninism than that of the Soviet Union. Tijan defined the separate path of the Yugoslav communists with the following words: “Titoism, in fact, means an attempt to overcome their doctrine and the practical needs of the state, a process in which the Communist Party consistently plays the role of a brake, as acknowledging logical and realistic conclusions would inevitably led to the loss of its power. Therefore, this new period of Yugoslav communism is not a communist heresy at all, but a peculiar application of Marxism-Leninism, altered even with elements of Stalinism, to the special circumstances in which Yugoslavia has found itself (...). In Yugoslav communist reformism, however, the most important fact is that it did not come about voluntarily or as a planned and deliberate policy of the CPC leadership, but as a result of the objective and external influences that forced the leadership to start the process called Titoism.”
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