Boris Miksic speaks to Catholic University audience
Minnesota resident and businessman and candidate for
president of the Republic of Croatia, Boris Miksic,
was at the Catholic University of America (CUA) in
Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 6, to deliver a
talk titled "Postwar Croatia: Challenges and
Opportunities of a Catholic Society in Transition."
Miksic, who is the also an Honorary Croatian Consul
General to the United States and the author of the
book "American Dream: A Guy from Croatia," spoke
while displaying a Power Point slide presentation, in
which he outlined a summary of Croatian history,
including the advent of Christianity and Catholicism
in the country on the eighth and ninth centuries.
The statistics Miksic displayed indicated that 84
percent of the Croatian population of some 4.4 million
people is Roman Catholic, 6 percent is Orthodox
Christian, 1 percent is Muslim, less then 1 percent is
Jewish, 2 percent Atheist and 4 percent Other.
Miksic also showed "before and after" photos of
churches destroyed in Croatia's Homeland War of the
His final slides presented during his talk, sponsored
by CUA's School of Arts and Sciences and the
Department of Politics, were of some of his campaign
literature for his bid for the Croatian presidency.
Ove izbore ipak je obilježio Boris Mikšić. Dečko s Trešnjevke koji je vlastitim novcem financirao kampanju, gospodarstveniku bez podrške političkih stranaka, drugi krug pobjegao je u posljednji trenutak. Iza sebe je ostavio iskusnu političarku Đurđu Adlešić, HSP-ovu uzdanicu Slavena Leticu, Tuđmanova maga Ivića Pašalića. Građani su nagradili to što je kampanju financirao vlastitim novcem. Njegov uspjeh jasna je i jaka poruka hrvatskih građana političarima - da im sve manje vjeruju. Klasična politička pljuska. Večernji list, 04. siječnja 2005.