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Face to Face with Propaganda: Romania presented to the English-speaking world in 1985

Well, I’m not going to comment much, for the ones who know how the (not only Communist) propagandistic wooden language sounds like, this post will be as clear as the day, for those who don’t – read my comments, and don’t take any quote literally! My source today will be from Prof. Andrei Oțetea’s A Concise […]

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My Face to the Light: Alice Walker’s Thoughts about Christmas

As I was reading Alice Walker (best known for her book The Color Purple) collection of essays entitled Anything We Love Can Be Saved, I thought her ideas only represented me on an abstract – perhaps metaphorical level. I can relate to her situation only in certain aspects, others I can’t even begin to understand. […]

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The Importance of Being … Unaware People Understand What I Talk (In a Foreign Language)

With such a long and complicated (but cutely suggestive, right) title, you may wonder what I am on about right now. Well, I came up with the idea a couple of days ago when I was standing in a Costa drinking a green at 6 p.m. (don’t judge me!) and I was absorbed in writing […]

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What's in a Word?

This is an excerpt of one my my articles (click on this phrase to read the whole text) from my Helium account, which I think is relevant to the world not only relating the “Arab Spring” or the “Occupy” movements, but to the way the society is built as a whole.  _________________________ Strong words relating to […]

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If King Michael is a traitor … then what is Basescu?

Romanian President Traian Basescu called HMS King Michael of Romania a traitor…. How far can a *supposedly* democratic president go when expressing personal opinions and such in public? ActMedia Romanian News Agency:http://www.actmedia.eu/2011/06/24/top+story/royal+house+will+not+comment+on+p… Yahoo News:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110623/ap_on_re_eu/eu_romania_basescu_king The Kansas City Star:http://www.kansascity.com/2011/06/23/2969149/romanian-president-launches-atta… Romania Report Blog: http://romania-rep.blogspot.com/2008/02/president-basescu-in-timisoara-i-will… Find out more: http://www.google.ro/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=basescu+about+… I didn’t plan to take on this subject at the beginning. […]

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