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The World of Romania

The World of Romania Works that made this planet a better place – Part II –

The Market for Ideas and the students from the class of 2018 of the “International Economic Diplomacy” Master’s Program, from the Faculty of International Business and Economics, of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, prepared, in a special dossier, an anthology of what may be noted as cultural-diplomatic, civilization-contextualized answers to a question: “How did Romanian critical thinkers and gifted creators contribute to the thrive of humankind?”

They strove to avoid being overly-parochial or nationalistic. The collection is neither exhaustive nor hierarchical, while the selection has no algorithm whatsoever behind it and no other rationale for the choices than every author-student’s own desire to share ideas on the works of a fellow countryman of repute. It is a “pop” exercise of “science / art journalism”, aimed at outliving Romania’s 2018 Centennial celebration, by “trading abroad” pieces of time-proof contemplation. 

You can read online Part II of the printed edition dossier here

Table of contents 

- Arts and Humanities / Literature

Titu Maiorescu: “Criticism Can Be Bitter, but It Must Be Right” (by Alexandru Iordănescu) 

- Arts and Humanities / Economics

Mihail Manoilescu: “Protectionism 2.0”

– The (New) Name of the (Old) Game in Postwar Developmentalism (by Larissa Back) 

- Arts and Humanities / Music

George Enescu: The Rhapsodian of Parochial Muses and Universal Music (by Andreea Farmache) 

- Arts and Humanities / Phylosophy

Emil Cioran: A Life under the Sign of Despair (by Miruna Alexandra Tarabega) 

- Science and Technology / Medicine

Dimitrie Gerota: The Pioneering and Audacious Surgeon with Sharp Words in His Political Toolbox (by Bianca-Tania Bizdrigheanu) 

- Science and Technology / Medicine

Nicolae Paulescu: The Notoriously Unknown Discoverer of Insulin (by Ana Luisa Alexevici) 

- Science and Technology / Medicine

George Emil Palade: The Biologist Who Entered the Power Plant of the Living Cell (by Alexandra Goagă) 

- Science and Technology / Engineering

Nicolae Vasilescu-Karpen: The Legend of the Electric Battery Perpetuum Mobile (by Daniela Radu) 

- Science and Technology / Physics

Ștefan Procopiu: The Magnetism of Science, the Magnitude of Truth (by Ana-Delia Pufu) 

- Science and Technology / Cybernetics

Ștefan Odobleja: A Forerunner of Cybernetics, a Fantasist of Realities to Come (by Emanuel Baboian)



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