the authoritarians

Monday, September 27th, 2010

My advocacy for various things will startle some readers, since people often think professors should stay in their ivory towers and “be above it all” (or at least “out of it”). But I think, to the contrary, that professors have an obligation to speak what they believe to be the truth, especially when they see […]

thoughts on the G-20 protests in Pittsburgh

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I only joined three public protests in my life. The first protest was happening in February 1987, socialist Romania, under the dictatorship of Ceaușescu, in the city of Iași, a spontaneous protest ran by some (a few hundred) of the “Al.I.Cuza” University and “Ghe. Asachi” Politechnical Institute students, asking for a better administration of local […]

the most complete paragraph

Friday, June 13th, 2008

The most complete paragraph I’ve ever read is (technically, the quote below is just a part of a paragraph): But the general movement of isolation, which is the reality of urbanism, must also include a controlled reintegration of workers depending on the needs of production and consumption that can be planned. Integration into the system […]