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Drucker's Remarks Are Insulting to Proud, Honest Balkan Peasants

November 08, 1987

I take exception to Peter F. Drucker's comments about Balkan peasants in your Oct. 22 story. I came from that part of the world, and was one of those peasants Professor Drucker is referring to. Dear professor, we do not steal! The Balkan population, peasants in particular, suffered a lot during history at the hands of its neighboring countries. We ended up being poor for choosing honesty.

In addition, to liken Wall Street traders (and indirectly, Balkan peasants) in the second paragraph to "pigs gorging themselves at the trough" is, to say the least, very vulgar and flagrant.

You may be "the celebrated observer of corporate America" and a "veteran guru," but in my opinion you have displayed an uneducated part of yourself and offended many of us. It bothers me that these comments came from one of my favorite authorities on the business world.

MIRKO JURICEV

Calabasas

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