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Ceausescu’s “Diplomats” in Britain (Extract from: “Defying the Idiocracy” – Cambridge Memoirs, 1969-1974)

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments · Books, Diary, Diaspora, PEOPLE, quotations, Uncategorized

The burly comrade came banging at the door. There was something terribly Romanian about his banging on my door: an Englishman would have rung once, perhaps twice and after a few moments, seeing that nobody answered he will have left. I had no need to find out who it was, in order not to open the door: the Comrade was banging solidly at my door… I thought:

– This was his visiting card, the physical muscle of the uneducated, the pressing need of the apparatchik, whose mission was, come what may, to bang at my door, regardless, until somebody would respond. He should be so lucky! But what if the door gave in, under his brute force, which he might have applied at Lubyanka? These modern doors were so flimsy…

I never felt so insecure. Still, I had enough courage to tiptoe upstairs and look down from a rooftop terrace, several floors above the door. It was early afternoon and hardly anybody about, who might put him off his rude behaviour:

– Not a very good PR, Comrade, doubtless this was a textbook behaviour aquired in Moscow, with very little currency in the West!

Eventually he left:

– God bless him! He gave up on me, for the time being!

I waited long enough to make certain he had left. I went straight to the Head Porter and related the story.

– Next time he comes, you should call the police!
– What a good idea! Why haven’t I thought of it?

It took time to absorb the new rights to which I was entitled, as a free citizen. It felt like an animal born in captivity, which lived in a cage, for most of its life and now that the cage door was open it did not understand the benefits of Freedom…

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SFIDAREA IDIOCRATIEI, Constantin ROMAN, Prefata – John F. DEWEY (Recenzie Partea III)

February 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Books, Diaspora, Reviews, Uncategorized

Ca si gastronomia placerea infinita care rezulta din admirarea arhitecturii, picturii si ale gradinilor care il inconjoara reprezinta un fundal mereu prezent: aceste toate formeaza un comentariu, ca un hemiciclu, sau o tema muzicala, o reflectie permanenta a fiecarei miscari, o bucurie pe care autorul o impartaseste pe indelete cu cititorul, pe masura ce intoarce paginile cartii.

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SFIDAREA IDIOCRATIEI (Partea II – Recenzie) Constantin ROMAN, Prefata – John F. DEWEY

February 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Books, Diaspora, PEOPLE, Reviews

Valentin Lipatti, fratele pianistului, a calificat incercarea tanarului roman de a face un doctorat in Occident drept:

“o optiune politica a carei persepectiva, in cel mai fericit caz, nu ar fi rezultat decat in aceea de a ajunge chelner de restaurant”.

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SFIDAREA IDIOCRATIEI, Constantin ROMAN, Prefata – John F. DEWEY (Recenzie – Partea I)

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Books, Diaspora, PEOPLE, Reviews

Universul din care provine Constantin ROMAN este estompat de sita vremii. Odata ajuns in Anglia, meleagurile lasate in urma sunt distruse de sistematizarea revolutiei culturale ale lui Nicolae Ceausescu, iar ruinele lor raman dincolo de frontiere ostile.

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“Sfidarea idiocratiei” Traducere din Engleza a cartii “Continental Drift” de Constantin ROMAN

May 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on “Sfidarea idiocratiei” Traducere din Engleza a cartii “Continental Drift” de Constantin ROMAN · Books, PEOPLE, Reviews

“SFIDAREA IDIOCRATIEI ” Constantin ROMAN Traducere din limba Engleza a cartii “Continetal drift, Colliding Continents, Coverging Cultures”, institute of Physics publishing, Bristol & Philadelphia, 2000, ISBN 07503 0686 6 Universul din care provine Constantin ROMAN este estompat de sita vremii. Odata ajuns in Anglia, meleagurile lasate in urma sunt distruse de sistematizarea revolutiei culturale ale […]

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