Milovan Djilas


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Milovan Đilas (June 4, 1911 – April 20, 1995) was a Communist politician, theorist and author from Montenegro. He was a key figure in the Partisan movement during World War II, as in the post-war government. A self-identified Democratic Socialist, Đilas became one of the best-known and prominent dissidents in Yugoslavia and the whole Eastern Bloc.

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  • ''The terrible thing is that one cannot be a Communist and not let oneself in for the shameful act of recantation. One cannot be a Communist and preserve an iota of one's personal integrity.''
    Milovan Djilas (b. 1911), Yugoslav political leader, writer. Encounter (London, Dec. 1979). Djilas was a high-ranking member of the Yugoslav Commu...
  • ''Normal life cannot sustain revolutionary attitudes for long.''
    Milovan Djilas (b. 1911), Yugoslav political leader, writer. Guardian (London, April 9, 1990).
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