A more bonkers, surreal article about Romania you will not read this year.
Published today on the website of the New York Times, this totally bizarre piece of nonsense compares Romania’s current anti-corruption drive with the reign of terror that followed the French Revolution.
Even the fact that the opening line is a repetition of the most over-used of all the lazy, journalistic cliches about Romania barely registers: the rest of it is so off-the-charts-bananas that it pales into insignificance.
‘Romania’s democratic development would be better served by a public process whereby past misdeeds were acknowledged, documented and then forgiven. Only a comprehensive process that rewards disclosure with amnesty will allow Romanians to stop looking over their shoulders, figuratively and literally.’
Yes! Let them all off! What a total dickhead.
We have no idea who the author, a certain Patrick Basham is, but a quick Google search suggests he has form: see this equally daft article from January.
We smell a rat. A well-paying rat. But who?