despite its name, was an irregular tabloid. Both were published through 1978. Free Croatia-slobdna hrvatska, the "Official Bulletin of the Croatian Liberation Army," was one of several short-lived East European "liberation" bulletins to appear in January 1976 in New York. All were published by a group of anti- communists who had little affiliation with the nations they purported to represent.
One of the brightest newspapers of the 1970s was The Croatian Times, which published a total of twenty-four monthly issues between January 1977 and December 1978. Edited by Joseph Vrbić in Omaha, Nebraska, the newspaper filled the void between the English-language fraternal publications and the Croatian- language political organs. While clearly anti-Yugoslav, the newspaper maintained a neutral course within the complex world of Croatian politics. Despite a worldwide readership, including an Australian edition, The Croatian Times fell victim to lack of funding and boycotts by less moderate publications and organizations.
A more recent Croatian-American publication is Hrvatska Budućnost (Croatian future), founded in November 1981 as an unofficial voice of the Croatian Republican Party. Published by Mosor Publishing Company of Los Angeles, the Croatian-language monthly is edited by Tihomil Milas; its current circulation of 3,500 is almost evenly divided among the United States, Australia, and Europe. 40
The Trumpeter, the official publication of the Croatian Philatelic Society, began as a ten-page mimeographed bulletin in late 1972 and went to a small magazine format in 1975. The quarterly is published in English and Croatian and distributed to the society's 700 members. 41
The year 1984 marked the centennial of the Croatian press in America. While following many of the ebbs and flows affecting the American press as a whole, Croatian publishing in America is still dominated by "old country" politics. 42 Only the fraternal publications such as Zajedičar and Naša Nada, and some specialized publications can be considered purely American. Most Croatian-- language publications, and even the English-language American Croat and CNC Report, are international publications printed in the United States. The Croatian press is a bridge between the old country and the new. It links Croatians throughout the world and gives notice that the Croatian people have not surrendered their national identity.