09 September 2009

Harrowing 1988 Time Magazine report about life in Romania

The account puts into stark relief why Romania is the way it is in 2009. Oppression was so great under Ceausescu and life became so bizarre, that no wonder Romania is a bit wild these days. The pendulum just had to swing the other way.

"Under Nicolae Ceausescu, 70, Rumanians have long been subjected to one of the world's most repressive and eccentric regimes, a situation that is worsening as Ceausescu imposes ever greater privations on his people while indulging his wild-eyed ambitions".


  1. try this as a follow-up:

  2. John,

    yes, I actually already linked to that article back on 20 July: