Milovan Djilas Quotes

The Communist leaders handle national property as their own, but at the same time they waste it as if it were somebody else's. Such is the nature of ownership and government of the system.




Milovan Djilas, 1911-1995, Writer & Communist Leader, Vice president of Yugoslavia under Marshall Tito, Quoted by Czechoslovakian President Vaclav Havel, Disturbing the Peace: A Conversation with Karel Hvizdala, Knopf, 1990

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Milovan Djilas
Milovan Djilas
  • Born: June 12, 1911
  • Died: April 20, 1995
  • Nationality: Czech
  • Profession: Statesman

Milovan Đilas was a Yugoslav communist politician, theorist and author. He was a key figure in the Partisan movement during World War II, as well as in the post-war government. A self-identified democratic socialist, Đilas became one of the best-known and most prominent dissidents in Yugoslavia and the whole of the Eastern Europe.

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