Psychology Of The Romanian People, 1937
excerpts II In the following paragraphs, we intend to outline a few data regarding the spiritual traits of the Romanian people, from the point of view of its social and economic life. Most of these data are obtained by comparing habitual spiritual manifestations of Romanians
The Mioritic Space, 1936
excerpts Cultural Differences The Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox spirits were favorable to different kinds of culture, each for itself and from its part. Catholicism favored the cultural creation that presupposes a massive creative front that is organized in one direction.
The Revolt Of Our Non-Latin Heritage, 1921
A friend of mine spoke to me about the Slavic influence on our literature; fierce worshipper at the altar of our Latin origins – clear and in good measure – he did not allow for its smallest alteration or dimming through Slavic maximalism, as we have agreed to generally
The Nationalist Doctrine, 1922
excerpts In 1840, and to a much greater extent with the modernization of the country, constitutionally speaking, and after the  unification [of Moldavia and Wallachia], we had a state founded by our educated class, mainly the young boyars, following the advice and
Intellectuals And Their Radical Political Involvement: Reflections And Subsequent Perceptions
In the last decades, particularly after the collapse of the communist regimes, ardent debates have taken place regarding the political commitment of certain great intellectuals and writers, generating even theoretical and philosophical reflections, concerning the relationship
The National Spirit, 1926
The polemic, sustained by two journals, around a problem that is admittedly dated has yet to die down. One of them maintains that we are surrounded by Chinese walls, that we vegetate in an oriental indifference when we are not openly hostile toward the flow of ideas and
excerpts Plutocracy What is the regime of the new men? Since the dawn of societal development, the axis of social life has always revolved between the following two extremes: the agrarian regime, based on the domination of the land, and the capitalist regime, based on
The Romanian Bourgeoisie, 1925
excerpts II. The social development of Romania from 1866 up to these days The age of Romanian mercantilism8. As experience shows us, a bourgeois society that starts developing later than others desires to begin with that phase at which these other societies already are.
Twenty years ago, religious people had to hide their inclinations. Otherwise they would have been mercilessly mocked at, because atheism enjoyed, then, a great popularity. It was the time of endless hopes over positivism, over the omnipotence of the scientific postulates,
The Mission Of A Generation, 1928
Creative time, the one that does not make history, is not homogenous and equal. It is not divided according to calendars and clocks. It is rather an alternation of shadow and light in periods of uneven lengths. Now, an impetuous outburst of assertion, of tension and of work.
Europeanism And Traditionalism, 1924
excerpt We have finally got our own querelle des anciens et des modernes. Several traditionalist publications are once again demanding clear, classical art. Others ask for authentic Romanian art, that is, inspired from national velleities and potential. Finally, some denounce
E. Lovinescu And The Modernization Of Romania
To the Romanian state, the end of World War I and the new European order brought about by the Treaty of Versailles had the significance of a major event, perceived as a culmination of Romanian existence. According to the principle of self-determination, Romania, now Greater,