John Peter Culianu was killed after twenty-two years. On May 21, 1991, inside the University of Chicago, an assassin pulled the trigger, target him in the head. This cold-blooded murder abject and is a direct continuation of how the basest elements of this nation treats its geniuses, turning them into martyrs of the nation in most cases, killed for what they thought, said and done in the lives cut short too early. I. P. Culianu was one of the great geniuses of the Roman people. This great man deserves immortality and I am sure will be! God rest his soul and forgive us that even today, after twenty years, do not know why in particular who was martyred this great man.
John Peter Culianu is immortal even though 22 years have passed since his death . After twenty -two years , from May 21, 1991 , inside the University of Chicago , an assassin pulled the trigger , target on his head John Peter Culianu . This cold-blooded murder abject and is a direct continuation of how the basest elements of this nation treats its geniuses , turning them into martyrs of the nation in most cases , killed for what they thought , said and done in the lives cut short too early . Bullet fired into the neck ( ” A typical execution -style KGB ,” said Ion Pacepa later ) day Saints Constantine and Helen ( John Peter Culianu mother’s birthday ) , a “place defiled ” ( Romania Mare overjoyed magazine claiming that WC is ideal for killing a ” traitor to the nation and country ” ) . In his office at the Divinity School professor , Department “Mircea Eliade ” History of Religions , Culianu just put down a copy of his new book signal : Out of this World. Otherwordly Journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein ( Shambhala , Boston, 1991).
To this day , the American police , FBI, the Romanian Intelligence Service does not seem to have found anything. Nobody knows anything. No Securitate archives , folders “arranged” or even destroyed , do not give us an answer . ” File Culianu ” stops at 1972 , the year of his departure from the country , although they know that the Department of Foreign Intelligence agencies and Romanian embassies in Italy and the Netherlands continued to ” monitor ” movements . Security records of friends and correspondents in Romania were thoroughly ” cleaned ” . General Nicolae Plesita damn , first adjunt of Scaraotski in the bottom of hell , the former chief of the DIE in the 80s , admitted that he had subordinates service ” clearing ” that operate among Romanian exile . “There were dozens of people executed or via our ” he said serenely and cynicism ( thought , June 15, 2005 ) . We know that the morals and manners Security continued to operate after December 1989. On whose authority ? Would be interesting to know today after the 20 years that have passed from this vile crime .
I. P. Culianu was a comet Romanian spirit adopted with love and consideration by all who knew him as a student and academic . Culianu held three doctorates. Two of them at the most prestigious institutions in the world: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and the second at the Sorbonne , one of the best written a PhD thesis – ” Recherches sur les dualismes d’ Occident . Analyse the Leurs principaux mythes ” under the direction of Michel Meslin , became president between 1989-1993 Sorbonne .
Few know that before becoming a professor at the University of Chicago , inheritance department Eliade Culianu taught history of Romanian culture at the University of Groningen, the university part of the exclusive group Coimbra .
Besides the 240 articles published in an extremely short period , his work rests on a pedestal Culianu academic undisputed , consisting of three fundamental books ” Eros et à la Renaissance magic . 1484 ” , published in 1984 , ” The Tree of Gnosis : Gnostic Mythology from Early Christianity to Modern Nihilism ” , published posthumously in 1992 and otherworldly Journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein , published in 1991.
Culianu was a very tough and lucid critic of the communist regime ( before December 1989). Virulent attack neo-communist regime of Ion Iliescu ( after the revolution, which he considered , in fact, a coup staged primarily KGB , who supported her subsequent beneficiaries ) . Blame the lack of responsibility , solidarity and civic Romanian people , and especially intellectuals in the country. Accused in numerous articles published in 1989 and 1990 in the weekly ” Romanian free world ” in New York ( collected posthumously in the volume of sin against the spirit . Receznzie have a very good blog Ms Savin ), lack of moral values of Romanian culture .
I. P. Culianu was one of the great geniuses of the Roman people . This great man deserves immortality and I am sure will be ! God rest his soul and forgive us that even today , after twenty years, do not know why in particular who was martyred this great man .