is a Romanian philosopher, essayist and former politician. He is director of Dilema veche.
One almost wonders what Christianity has added to Roman writers' reflections on old age, writes Andrei Plesu. The answer: a much greater emphasis on transcendence. But how might the dimension of transcendence contribute to a better understanding and use of old age? [more]
Adam Michnik and Andrei Plesu discuss "resistance through culture"
For Adam Michnik, resistance to communism took many forms: reproaching another for their lack of heroism is impossible. Talking to Andrei Plesu in Bucharest in February 2011, he called for an end to the logic of accusation and warned against instrumentalizing the quarrel with communism. [more]
"The Left is impudent, cheeky," writes Romanian philosopher Andrei Plesu in "Dilema veche". "It hides the Gulag behind a veil of 'historical necessity'." A provocative statement that has prompted a response from the Hungarian political scientist G.M. Tamás. [more]
"Undoubtedly, leftwingers exist who can find excuses for the Soviet penal universe. But I don't regularly discuss matters with them". Thus responded G.M. Tamás to Andrei Plesu's assertion that "The Left [...] hides the Gulag behind a veil of 'historical necessity'." Plesu adds a concluding comment. [more]