Dennison Rusinow was a research professor at the University Center for International Studies and emeritus professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh. He was the author of five books, including The Yugoslav Experiment, 1948-1974. He died in 2004,
"A great tribute to [Rusinow] and a great contribution to the
field of Yugoslav studies."
--Canadian-American Slavic Studies
"Complements and supplements [Rusinow's] earlier work by
providing a more detailed analysis of the most crucial moments of
that period and adding new insights on Yugoslavia's final crisis in
the post-Tito decade."
"For decades, Dennison Rusinow was a source of profound,
unique, and real-time insights into the unfolding tragedy of
Yugoslavia. He was trained as an historian, naturally gifted as a
journalist, and supported by an intrepid family that shared with
him the experience of living in the country he knew so well. Just
as Rusinow's dispatches, analytical reflections, and lectures shed
light on what was happening in the Balkans when he was on the
scene, this book will long stand as a source of wisdom about one of
the more consequential episodes of the twentieth century."
--Strobe Talbott, president, The Brookings Institution
"Readers will enjoy the engaging color and humor of Rusinow's
prose, but will also appreciate the timelessness of the insights
and analysis in the selections."
"Should be required reading for students of Yugoslav history, as well as for those more generally interested in the history of liberalization and repression under communist regimes."--Canadian Slavonic Papers