Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Another step forward in repression tourism

The other day I posted about the IISG's public collection of graphic materials related to contested tourist destinations. It turns out, if this report is to be believed, that the Romanian Ministry of Tourism hopes to encourage nostalgic police-state tourism:
More than 20 years after the fall of Nicolae Ceauşescu, the country’s ministry of tourism has announced the creation of a "propaganda itinerary," which will take in specific places that figured large in the life of the "Conducător." According to the minister concerned, the initiative is justified, among other reasons, by the fact that "50 per cent of Romanians, who believe that life was better under his rule, regret the passing of the dictator," while "40 per cent believe that Communism was a good thing."

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