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Dilema veche 450-455 (2012)
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450-455 (2012)

Dilema veche


Dilema veche no 450, 27 September 2012

Andrei Pleșu
Yehuda Elkana
Mircea Vasilescu
Pacostea fondurilor europene
The headache of European funds
Sever Voinescu
România, povestea rusă
Romania, a Russian tale
Cristian Ghinea
Romi, educație, anticorupție
The Roma, education and anti-corruption
An interview with the translator Fanny Chartres and the editor Olimpia Verger
România tradusă la salonul cărții de la Paris
Romania in translation at the Paris book fair

Theme of the week: Anxiety

An interview with the writer Mircea Cărtărescu

Dilema veche no 451, 4 October 2012

Mircea Vasilescu
O scurtă privire asupra dezastrului
A quick look at the disaster
Sever Voinescu
Statul - ce fericire!
The state - what a blessing!
Adrian Cioroianu
Ce-i lipsește României pentru a fi țara perfectă
All that Romania needs to be a perfect country
Cristian Ghinea
O singură națiune, cumva - note din Moldova și Transnistria
One nation, somehow - notes from Moldavia and Transnistria

Theme of the week: Loneliness

Liliana Nicolae
Viețuitorul muntelui - reportaj despre viața unui sihastru
The mountain dweller - report on the life of a hermit

Dilema veche no 452, 11 October 2012

Mircea Vasilescu
TVR: desființăm sau reformăm?
TVR: break it up or reform it?
Ovidiu Nahoi
Ce vrea Londra de la România, Bulgaria și Europa?
What does London want from Romania, Bulgaria and Europe?
Vintilă Mihăilescu
Un comentariu
A commentary
Valeriu Nicolae
Despre paranoia colectivă, corupție și soluții
On collective paranoia, corruption and the answers

Theme of the week: From letters to e-mail

Eugen Istodor
Scurtă istorie a literaturii române în epistole
A short history of Romanian literature in letters

Dilema veche no 453, 18 October 2012

Andrei Pleșu
Patria și mapamondul
The fatherland and the map of the world
Andrei Manolescu
Micile schimbări
Small changes
Cristian Ghinea
Luăm și noi o pauză de la revoluție?
Shall we take a break from the revolution?
Octavian Coman
Puerto Rico-reportaj din insulă, în preajma referendumului care pune problema separării de SUA
Puerto Rico - reportage from an island on the brink of a referendum. Possible split from the USA

Theme of the week: Propaganda

Vasile Dîncu
Televizorul doar minte, propaganda a murit
Television merely lies. Propaganda has killed
Interview Alina Mungiu Pippidi
Nu avem destui cititori
We don't have enough readers

Dilema veche no 454, 25 October 2012

Andrei Pleșu
Feluri de a nu înțelege parabolele
How not to understand parables
Mircea Vasilescu
Prohodul ziarelor
A dirge for newspapers
Vintilă Mihăilescu
Tara lui Gargantua
Gargantua's country
Cristian Ghinea
Trei mituri despre anticorupție
Three myths on anticorruption
George Banu
Fotografiile excesului
Photographs of excess
Dorin Petrișor, Daniel Crețu
Diabolizarea ideologică a germanilor din România
The vilification of Romania's Germans

Dosarul săptămînii: Where are our heroes?

Florentina Sânmihăian
Eroii din manualele românești
Heroes from Romanian textbooks

Dilema veche no 455, 1 November 2012

Mircea Vasilescu
Iar se ascute lupta de clasă?
Is the class war heating up again?
Cristian Ghinea
România a rupt contractul social cu elita sa politică
Romania has broken the social contract with its political elite
Marius Ciobotă
Exerciții de răbdare
Exercises in patience

Theme of the week: What do we teach children about God?

Georgiana Ilie
Improvizații pe o lege confuză
Improvisations on a muddled law
Gabriel Memelis
Nu eliminarea, ci modificarea în sensul unui format laic
Not repeal, but a change for a more laicist law


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