Category Archives: US-Hungarian diplomatic relationships

Krisztina Morvai: “Nazi Barbie” in US Diplomatic Cables

Another post on Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right party, with apologies to readers who are impatient with this string of reports covering Jobbik’s recent appearances in Hungary’s news. Yes, a properly contrarian blog on Hungary should perhaps pay more attention to the … Continue reading

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Der Spiegel: The Goulash Archipelago – EU Remains Silent as Hungary Veers Off Course

On Monday, the German-language weekly Der Spiegel published an exceptionally comprehensive piece on the most disconcerting political developments in Hungary that took place during this summer and on the reasons why this must worry the international community, and the European … Continue reading

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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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Deutsch vs. Melia: But Who the Heck Is Tamás Deutsch?

Yet again, there is an obscene amount of time and space spent in the Hungarian press on a famous Fidesz politician’s own obscene communications. That the vulgarities targeted a high-ranking US diplomat, who just one day ago “dared” criticize legislation … Continue reading

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