An unpublished letter from Mr. Ljubo Sirc about the honorary doctorate of the former communist leader Mr. Milan Kučan

Mr. Ljubo Sirc (left) and Mr. Milan Kučan (right). (Photo: Demokracija and Nova24TV) Mr. Ljubo Sirc (left) and Mr. Milan Kučan (right). (Photo: Demokracija and Nova24TV)

The following is an excerpt from the letter of Ljubo Sirc, a renowned Slovenian and British economist, written to Mrs. Sally Florkiewicz, the Chair of the Honorary Degree Committee of Cleveland State University that presented the abovementioned Milan Kučan with the Honorary Doctorate in 2001.

Mr. Sirc has in his epistle stated the reasons, why Milan Kučan should not be awarded the honorary doctorate, by giving a brief excursion in the contemporary Slovene history that included the dealings of the communist regime in Slovenia and Yugoslavia. He went on to further elaborate that Kučan is not responsible for the introduction of the multi-party system in Slovenia, nor for the initiation of a market economy. To read the above-mentioned letter in its entierty, please scroll to the photogallery.

Ljubo Sirc (19 April 1920 – 1 December 2016) was a British-Sloven economist and prominent dissident from the former Yugoslavia.

Milan Kučan (14 January 1941 - ) is a Slovenian retired politician who was the last communist leader in Slovenia.  

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