Category Archives: Hungarian

Questions Remaining about Thomas Melia’s Critical Assessment of the Hungarian Government

Perhaps another, longer post would be in order to explain the democratic theory on which Thomas Melia’s criticisms of Hungary are based and the reasons why he presented a laundry-list of critical issues which, in his opinion, pose a great … Continue reading

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From Democracy to Autocracy: The Finishing Touches Are in the Electoral Law

Even before Fidesz, Hungary’s governing party obtained a 2/3 majority in the Hungarian Parliament in 2010, there were speculations about a possible game plan that could have assured that they remain in power forever.

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Falra Hányt Borsó: Why Did the European Parliament Decide to Scrutinize the Hungarian Constitution

Since the European Parliament passed a resolution directing the European Council to “thoroughly examine” the Hungarian constitution, and to return to them an analysis of potential human rights and EU treaty violations it might contain, I must have read at … Continue reading

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A Case where Fair and Balanced Will Do Us No Good: The Civil Guards Movement in Hungary

It should be a well-known fact to those who are trying to catch up on the recent de-democratization of Hungary that the country has recently enacted a media law which instructs Hungarian journalists to remain “fair and balanced” in their … Continue reading

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Hogy volt? – Obama’s Visit to Warsaw

This weekend, President Barack Obama participated in a summit of Eastern-European leaders in Warsaw, Poland, before he arrived back in the US to visit tornado devastation in his own country. The road that led to Warsaw, however, is much more … Continue reading

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On the Idea of Self-Imposed Isolation in the Age of Globalization

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Murderers on Trial

Four men had a habit on going on killing sprees, and they now face trial in a country increasingly tolerant of neo-Nazi sentiment. Their most famous crime shook what there is to remain of a civil society in Hungary. Early … Continue reading

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