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The historian Igor Casu, the author of the 2nd course entitled "Post-communist transit patterns in former USSR" accentuated some of the totalitarian communist regime traits as: uniqueness, omniscientence, omnipresence and oppressivity. He discussed about the monopoly of the Communist Party who imposed its exclusive monopoly in all areas of society and pretended to be the holder of the absolute truth, a truth which, however, was only illusory.
On Saturday, the second day of the course, Igor Casu talk about the consequncies of the communist regime and it it’s influence on the actual Moldovan society. He said that, unfortunately the nostalgia for the communist past is still felt even now, after 20 years after the declaration of Independence. In Igor Casu opinion, Moldova has a political elite that configures itself, an elite that has a central role in the current transition process, an elite that needs to strengthen its national patriotic spirit and develop mutual respect inside it.
Dan Caranfil, one of the 25 participants of the Political Learning School declared that "The history is closer to my field of interest. I am particularly passionate about the subject of political elites. This topic is just perfect for a political leadership course”.
Material prepared by Veverita Ana - Maria, Project Assistant, Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) „Viitorul”, phone: 221844, e-mail: email@example.com