The Afterlife of the 1930s Orthodoxism Nationalism beyond Nichifor Crainic and Nae Ionescu Cover Image

The Afterlife of the 1930s Orthodoxism Nationalism beyond Nichifor Crainic and Nae Ionescu
The Afterlife of the 1930s Orthodoxism Nationalism beyond Nichifor Crainic and Nae Ionescu

Author(s): Ionuţ Biliuţă
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane Gheorghe Şincai al Academiei Române
Keywords: Nichifor Crainic; Communist nationalism; Orthodoxism; Lucian Blaga; intellectuals;; totalitarianism; interwar nationalism

Summary/Abstract: The present paper aims to uncover the post-1948 intellectual career of the main exponent of Orthodoxism, namely Nichifor Crainic. After spending a period in the Communist prisons, Crainic began to write articles in the Communist sponsored newspaper ‘Glasul Patriei’(The Voice of the Fatherland) addressed to the Romanian émigré communities. The Communist regime had chosen intellectuals of the former regime that enjoyed remarkable prestige in the Romanian Diasporas to promote the liberalization of the approach towards the intellectual life and an emphasis on elaborating a Communist version of interwar nationalism.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 159-177
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English