This manuscript was created at the time of the Croatian Spring, and was published in the journal Kritika in its June issue in 1971. Rendić discussed the Croatian national question under Yugoslavian socialism, with particular emphasis on the status of Croatian language and Croatian statehood within a common state. In this respect, Rendić negatively assessed the developmental logic of Yugoslav socialism, which according to her view was based on the negation of the Croatian national identity and language. The main reason for Rendić's thesis was that the “radical colonization of the Croatian language” was carried out in socialist Yugoslavia by the introduction of numerous words from the Serbian language. Precisely because of that, the “Declaration on the Name and Status of the Croatian Language” arose to resist such efforts in 1967. According to Rendić, apart from linguistic policy, the unequal status of Croatia in the Yugoslav federation was reflected politically in the fact that all republic institutions were written in the genitive case, "Croatia has been wholly reduced to a certain administrative-territorial term, so that it could only be expressed as: Republic of Croatia, Parliament of Croatia, Executive Council of the Parliament of Croatia…"(Rendić 1971: 14). This prompted the Supreme Court to rule against her, after which she was forced to retire.
Report "The status of counter-intelligence work of the State Security to unveil and suppress the subversive activities of the enemy among the artistic intelligentsia and measures for its improvement", Sofia, April 20, 1973.
The report presents the state security's vision of how "the enemy" tries to win over wavering members of the artistic intelligentsia (whose majority is said to support and promote the party line). It is reported that among the intelligentsia groups of friends are formed in so called ‘microstructures’ opposing the policies of the party. Typical examples of this are said to be the writers Hristo Ganev, Valeri Petrov, Marko Ganchev, Gotcho Gotchev and Blagoy Dimitrov. The report is a good example for the assessment of the political attitudes of the intelligentsia by the state in the early 1970s, and also of the way how such assessments were rhetorically framed.
"Summary report on the state of the agency-operational work in respect of the enemy intelligentsia in the country", Sofia, January 29, 1958.
This report gives a summary assessment of activities and expressions by intellectuals that the state security considered hostile, for the year 1957. This was a period of heightened state altert about (potential) opposition in Bulgaria in the wake of the revolution in Hungary, and its brutal suppression by the Soviets, in 1956. The report claims that after the revolution in Hungary, "capitalist representatives" are stepping up their efforts to create networks of friendly intellectuals and to "brainwash" certain intellectual circles in Bulgaria. A particular problem are cases of intellectuals who escaped abroad. The report describes intellectuals who are said to deny Soviet art, which they consider outdated and "smelling of mold." There is unrest among the writes against the "suggested" guardianship" by the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party; there is widespread talk about creative freedom. According to this State Security report, the intelligentsia numbered 26,799 people at that time. The report, thus, gives insight into the increased fears of the regime about the loyalty of the intelligentsia after the 1956 events and shows the dynamics of oppositional tendencies among them (in the eyes of the state security).
Summary Report about "Work of Department 01 at Division 06, State Security, with respect to the artistic and scientific intelligentsia and healthcare in 1980", Sofia, 23 January 1981.
The report summarizes the work of the State Security among the intelligentsia (in arts, the sciences, and the medical profession) in 1980. It states that, as before, intellectual were a prime target of the subversive efforts by enemy forces from abroad. The report highlights the difficulties in the casework of agents. Yet some of the observations succeeded in "infecting their circles" because they had been conducted over long periods. The report, thus, is a good illustration of the concrete work of the state security among the intelligentsia and of its attempts to prevent acts of cultural opposition.
This is a document that analyses the ideological activity of the League of Communists (LC) at the University (in Zagreb) and is essential for understanding the way in which LC, through the Ideological Commission, directed the ideological activity in the desired direction in higher education. The "correct" ideological attitude was expected from both students and professors, so the issue of staff in the faculties was of great importance for the political guidance of students. The document criticizes political apathy and a lack of interest by professors and students and seeks to strengthen 'Marxist education" and ideological work, the suppression of religious and "enemy" propaganda opposing scientific (meaning Marxist) views of the world, attracting students providing information on current events and encouraging culture and entertainment. It also proposes a program of ideological work for the entire duration of schooling for students, as well as work with members of teaching organizations.
By 1995, the document was, along with the other records of socio-political organisations, a part of the Archive of the Institute of History of the Labour Movement of Croatia/Institute of Contemporary History. That year, in July, it was handed over to the Croatian State Archives (CSA), where it is kept today. The documents are accessible for use without any restrictions.
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