Category Archives: Politics

After the Revolution

This afternoon I had a brief exchange with a friend about the long-term effects of the Romanian revolution, probably the most bad-ass revolution of all the 1989 revolutions. As you can see from the following excerpt, I was much more positive … Continue reading

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A harmless church

When churches look like this, I like them. Nobody is being indoctrinated here anymore. Nobody is being preached hokum here anymore. No longer does a medieval organization attempt to influence life and politics from here. No longer is this a place where … Continue reading

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How dangerous are trees?

On Europe’s most romantic boulevard in Târgu Mureș, Romania, these signs were nailed to the trees a few months ago: “ATTENTION!” the signs scream out in two languages, (mis?)informing the public that these are “sick trees undergoing treatment”. People are warned … Continue reading

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Târgu Mureș: Time for Treevenge!

The municipality of Târgu Mureș in Romania is on a tree-cutting mission. This morning, they have begun to fell trees on Europe’s most romantic boulevard. I am dedicating the following film to all those in city hall who are involved in … Continue reading

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Târgu Mureș: the Massacre has begun

Yesterday, Bulevardul Cetăţii in Târgu Mureș looked like this. Green, peaceful, refreshing, romantic. A place to sit, wander, relax, read, talk and smoke. A place where memories from childhood come alive and where new memories are formed. This morning, chainsaws roared. The first step was … Continue reading

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A small town on the way to the championship

“Why did you pick Targu Mures?” I am being asked ever since I moved here. Now I can reply with confidence: “Because we are going to win the Romanian football championship.” And the local team, ASA Tirgu Mures, was only promoted from … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband presents new Labour leader

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