A quarter-page ad appearing on the front page of Wednesday’s edition of Népszava excoriates Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for deliberately deceiving his own people for the sake of personal gain and retaining power. The ad reads as follows: HUNGARY IS PERFORMING BETTER, THE HUNGARIAN REFORMS ARE WORKING! in my opinion both expressions are constitute premeditated […]
Budapest Beacon senior correspondent Benjamin Novak delivered the following remarks on the relationship between media and democracy in Katowice, Poland earlier this week: As part of my work, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to the United States to interview experts, academics and policymakers about the situation in Hungary. I was in the […]
Love Letters to a Neo-Nazi
Perhaps the most pernicious effect of the second and third Orbán governments is not the generations of Hungarians lost to emigration or condemned to a life of grinding poverty and unemployment. It is the closing of the Hungarian mind to the very principles on which the European Union is based.