En Garde, IMF!

It’s no secret that I have almost zero respect for Romanian journalists and bloggers. But I am starting to get a serious writer crush on Moldovan journalist Vitalie Calugareanu, who has been writing (literally!) the only decent analysis I’ve seen anywhere in the Romanian language on what’s going on in the Republic of Moldova. Because…

Papers, Please!

Well today on Facebook I saw this post from an American friend of mine who lives and works in Cluj: Cluj crime alert: some guy in a (stolen?) uniform is knocking on doors, showing (fake?) ID and claiming to be a chimney inspector. He then comes into the house and issues a (bogus) license in…