“COMPULSORY PRISON FOR ALL”: AN IRONICALLY-PROPOSED RITE OF PASSAGE IN A POST-COMMUNIST COUNTRY

Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu

Abstract


A recent expansion of anticorruption campaigns in Romania finds such media coverage, that parts of the society appear to be oversaturated. Together with doubts raised on the legitimacy of several of the higher-profile cases put forth by the prosecutors, this has led to an ironic public proposal that prison terms be compulsory for all citizens as a means of public education – in an arguably kafkian parallel to the concept of compulsory military service.

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compulsory prison, anticorruption, Romania, compulsory military service, television, rite of passage

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