Milovan

Milovan

Djilas, Milovan, 1911-95, Yugoslav political leader and writer, b. Montenegro. A Communist party member from 1932, he helped Josip Broz Tito organize volunteers to fight in the Spanish civil war. He was active in the Yugoslav resistance in World War II and after the war rose to high posts in party and government. As a top political adviser to Tito and an outspoken critic of Russian attempts to bring Yugoslavia into the Soviet orbit, he was widely regarded as a possible successor to Tito. He was about to assume the presidency when, in 1954, he was abruptly dismissed from government service. His support of the Hungarian revolution (1956) brought him a prison term, extended in 1957 when his influential book criticizing the Communist oligarchy, The New Class, was published in the West. Released in 1961, he was jailed again in 1962-66. He also wrote Land Without Justice (1958, repr. 1972), Conversations with Stalin (tr. 1962), The Unperfect Society (tr. 1969), Tito (1980), Fall of the New Class (posthumous, 1998), and a novel, Under the Colors (tr. 1971). Although Djilas welcomed the end of Communist rule in Yugoslavia, he was critical of both Croat and Serb nationalism.

See his Memoir of a Revolutionary (tr. 1973).

(born June 12, 1911, Podbishacekce, Montenegro—died April 20, 1995, Belgrade, Serbia) Yugoslav politician and political writer. His opposition to Yugoslavia's royalist dictatorship led to a prison term (1933–36). He joined the Yugoslav Communist Party's central committee in 1938 and its politburo in 1940. In World War II he played a major role in the partisan resistance to the Germans. In 1953 he became president of the Federal People's Assembly, but his criticism of the party and calls for liberalization soon led to his ouster from all political posts by Tito. He was later arrested several times after his books criticizing communism, including The New Class (1957), were published in the West.

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(born June 12, 1911, Podbishacekce, Montenegro—died April 20, 1995, Belgrade, Serbia) Yugoslav politician and political writer. His opposition to Yugoslavia's royalist dictatorship led to a prison term (1933–36). He joined the Yugoslav Communist Party's central committee in 1938 and its politburo in 1940. In World War II he played a major role in the partisan resistance to the Germans. In 1953 he became president of the Federal People's Assembly, but his criticism of the party and calls for liberalization soon led to his ouster from all political posts by Tito. He was later arrested several times after his books criticizing communism, including The New Class (1957), were published in the West.

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Milovan Drecun (Serbian Cyrillic Милован Дрецун, born 4 October 1957) is a Serbian journalist of Montenegrin descent. He was a candidate for president of Serbia in the Serbian presidential election, 2004, as member of the Serbian Revival.

Drecun was a war correspondent for RTS 1, the Serbian state television network, during the Kosovo War of 1999. He was banned from national TV after the war. He is one of our best political analysts and he is working (occasionally)for a couple foreign corporations that are all about politics . He has written two books about the conflict in the Kosovo War - The Second Battle of Kosovo (Други Косовски Бој) and Kosmet Legend (Косметска легенда).

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