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Modern Romania: The End of Communism, the Failure of Democratic Reform, and the Theft of a Nation
Since the 1989 fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, Romania, arguably the most regimented of states in the Soviet bloc, has struggled with the transition from totalitarian state to democratic nation. In this insightful examination of modern Romania, Tom Gallagher provides an overview of Romania s unique political and social history, focusing on both its national identity a ...more
Hardcover, 430 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by New York University Press
(first published January 1st 2004)
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http://nhw.livejournal.com/297696.html[return][return]Romania is a puzzling place. I first went there on a family holiday when I was eight, and not paying a lot of attention; I recently discovered the roots of my grandmother's interest in the country; and I've had a certain amount to do with Romanians through my various thinktanky activities. In that context I've always found it puzzling that Romania punches well below its weight, as the largest country in south-east Europe: where you find brigh ...more
O carte de istorie recentă ne pune pe tavă povestea aderării Romaniei la Uniunea Europeana şi ne invită să ne uităm în spate la uşa pe care am intrat, tocmai când ne pregăteam pentru o cură de somnolentă uitare. Iţele sunt politice, împletitura de birocraţie europeană la calup, cu noduri diplomatice din ministere serioase, cu români corecţi care ne scot din căcat atât cât reuşesc, toate legate strâns în fitil de profit, că de-aia îi zice Capitalism, nu? (continuarea recenziei? http://bookaholic. ...more