Monday, September 24, 2007

Notes from a Tunnel

Notes From A Tunnel is a brand new blog that is surely worth watching. It promises the memoirs of someone who grew up in Ceausescu’s totalitarian regime.
The world that surrounded me for the first nineteen years of my life, shaped by one of the most infamous totalitarian regime of daily kafkaesque assault on rational thought, has been changing radically since 1990 - but also, only partially. There have been volumes written about such societies, countless hours filled with documentaries on the vast political, economical and of course, ideological forces at work...

The following recollections though, from the Romanian pre- and post-Revolutionary years, are street-level snapshots with often surprising similarities between the old and the new country. They come together not as a grand portal into the past and quasi-present, but a small window for just one head at a time to peer through it.

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