Un articol extraordinar de brutal prin sinceritate si prin concluziile negre pe care le trage: - Geopolitical Journey - Romania. Mentalitatea de stat esuat menita sa ascunda "miracolul" existentei Romaniei nu este suficienta ca sa ne ascunda de istorie.
The Romanians emerged from a world of horror, some of it of their own making. They fear themselves perhaps more than they fear others. For them, becoming European is both a form of therapy and something that will restrain the demons within and without. When you live with bad memories, you live with the shadows of reality. For the Romanians, illusory solutions to haunting memories make a great deal of sense.
It makes sense until war comes, and in this part of the world, the coming of war has been the one certainty since before the Romans. It is only a question of when, with whom and what your own fate will be when it arrives. The Romanians believe with religious fervor that these things will be left behind if they become part of Europe. I am more skeptical. I had thought that Romania’s problem was that it was part of Europe, a weak power surrounded by stronger ones. They seem to believe that their solution is to be part of Europe, a weak power surrounded by stronger ones.
Later edit: vezi si interviul lui Friedman acordat Hotnews.