All Eyes on Moldova

The situation here in Moldova has spawned about a million articles, including now this one from the wise elves of The Economist entitled “A republic, if you can steal it”. Nice title, eh? That’s the Economist’s way of being smart asses. In 1918 the then three-month-old Moldovan republic gave up the struggle for survival and…

The Heavy Heart of Betrayal

I think sometimes the source of our bitterest sorrow comes from those whom we once trusted and let into our minds (and yes, even our hearts) but then betrayed us. I certainly intend to post some “lighter” fare in the immediate future but before I turn and take a rest, time for one last dance…

Don’t Call It Glee

From one of the official blogs of The Economist: Austerity is a dirty word in Hungary, conjuring up visions of slick-suited bankers jetting in from the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, demanding that the government slash and burn welfare and public services. Yet that is what the government is doing, even…