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PS. Explain This: Hungary’s Illiberal Model PS. Explain This: Hungary’s Illiberal Model

Few were surprised when Viktor Orbán and his nationalist Fidesz party swept to their third consecutive victory in Hungary’s election on April 8. But understanding Orbán’s success requires examining his political formula, which has influenced right-wing populists across Europe and has been echoed by many US Republicans, including President Donald Trump. Since becoming prime minister…

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Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values

In an unusual visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a sharp attack on MEPs after they criticized the state of democracy in Hungary. Orban strongly defended his government’s record as the Parliament presented a report calling Budapest to remove constitutional changes that some claim limit democracy…

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Post-WWII Iran – British and Soviet Occupation and the Revolution – COLD WAR Post-WWII Iran – British and Soviet Occupation and the Revolution – COLD WAR

The early days of the Cold War, as you can see from our previous episodes, are rife with the two new, global superpowers attempting to flex their muscles and impose their own particular worldview at the expense of the other power. To best imagine what the inevitable confrontations looked like, picture a game of chicken…

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GZERO World S1E25: Fallout From A Fake Democracy GZERO World S1E25: Fallout From A Fake Democracy

If you are an opposition leader in Venezuela and you are popular or your leadership qualities are evident, you are either legally disqualified by the government, your party is not allowed to run in elections, you are in jail, or you are in exile. Chemical weapons attacks in Syria and an American response. In Hungary,…

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Soviet troops in countries of East Central Europe (1945-1989). How long did they stay? Soviet troops in countries of East Central Europe (1945-1989). How long did they stay?

After the Second World War, the Soviet Union stationed divisions of the Red Army in most of the occupied or liberated countries of East-Central Europe. The presence of these troops was one of the factors that facilitated the coming of pro-Soviet communists to power in East Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria during the late…

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Voters around the world embrace nationalism Voters around the world embrace nationalism

President Trump. America First. America First. America First. Brexit. The UK has voted to leave the European Union. Leadership victories in Russia, Turkey, Hungary. Recent election outcomes all have one thing in common. The rise of nationalism. The basis is the same. Right wing groups professing an extreme view of patriotism, and an anti-global agenda.…

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Socialists will get EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs… Socialists will get EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs…

 BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Spain’s acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday said he had received a commitment from fellow leaders that a socialist would lead the European Commission’s Economics and Financial Affairs portfolio  Sanchez said he had fought very hard for a socialist to be nominated to the head of the commission but that he…

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Plan B — is there an alternative to economic growth?: Miklós Antal at TEDxDanubia 2014 Plan B — is there an alternative to economic growth?: Miklós Antal at TEDxDanubia 2014

Plan B: Is there an alternative to economic growth? Imagine that a family takes a trip to the mountains. They are walking on a path that looked quite good in the beginning when they somehow got on it. But now it’s getting increasingly difficult. It’s narrow and steep and there’s a real danger of falling…

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Lukacs’ contribution to Marxism | Chris Nineham | Counterforum 19 June Lukacs’ contribution to Marxism | Chris Nineham | Counterforum 19 June

We can reverse the order of the agenda through the force of circumstance and, so, this may actually turn out to be appropriate really in terms of the history, what happened. Georg Lukács was a Hungarian revolutionary actually wrote a whole series of, he wrote his key revolutionary works in the early nineteen twenties and…

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Why liberals hate us? / Viktor Orbán – 2019 / Why liberals hate us? / Viktor Orbán – 2019 /

At all events, to summarise the interpretation of what is happening in Hungary today, we can venture to say, with all modesty, that there has been the emergence of an illiberal state and a true model of state and political theory: a distinctive Christian democratic state. After this, I only need to answer one question:…

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