Asked about what qualities characterize Romanian ‘intellectuals’, Prof. Latham provides some keen insights as well the observation that the 20th century ‘intellectuals’ were principally of the ‘right’ ideologically – unlike those of most other western nations. The mentor was Nae Ionescu (see below). Most prominent internationally, in that regard, was Mircea Eliade.
ABOUT Nae Ionescu (1890-1940): His life’s work had a profound effect on a generation of Romanian thinkers, first for his studies on comparative religion, philosophy, and mysticism, but later for his nationalist and far right sentiment. Some of the figures he influenced include Constantin Noica, Mircea Eliade, Emil Cioran, Mircea Vulcanescu, and Petre Tutea. The existentialist and partly mystical school of thought Ionescu introduced bore the name Trairism. Trairism intersected at several points with the ideology of the Iron Guard; the connection became even more direct when many of its adherents also publicly associated with the latter. Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nae_Ionescu