The Ballad of Mihai Viteazul

The biggest non-Hungarian statue in Cluj-Napoca is of Mihai Viteazul, known as Mihai “Bravu” in the southern regions of Romania and “Michael the Brave” in English. Today, there are statues of Mihai all over Romania and several villages bear his name. His incredible claim to fame is that, in the year 1600, he united all…

Hey, Hey, We’re the Tiny but Respected and Protected Minorities!

You know it’s rather easy to criticize Romania (as I do myself often when it’s merited) but it’s also good to take a look at what Romania does right. As I mentioned in my (in)famous article, Black and Blue, the post-1989 Revolution government should be applauded for not taking the Latvian route of denying citizenship…