Hungary Articles


Casual Podcast: A Fistful of Forints

12:05 PM, Jul 18, 2015

THE WEEKLY STANDARD Casual Podcast, with Victorino Matus reading his casual essay "A Fistful of Forints."

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Putin's Friends in Central Europe

The Russian leader is winning in his fight for the soul of Central Europe.
12:30 PM, Apr 06, 2015

Central European countries are currently commemorating the 70th anniversary of their liberation from Nazism at the end of World War Two. Budapest was captured by the Red Army in February 1945; Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, was taken on April 4; Prague was liberated only after hostilities elsewhere in Europe were practically over, on May 9.

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The Battle for Central Europe

Freedom is in danger, from Prague to Budapest.
3:41 PM, Feb 20, 2015

On his recent trip to Hungary, Vladimir Putin stirred controversy by visiting the monument erected to the memory of the Soviet soldiers who violently crushed the Hungarian ‘counterrevolution’ of 1956.

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As the World Turns

A Parody
Dec 15, 2014

WH Can't Explain Why Soap Opera Producer Just Became Ambassador to Hungary

1:55 PM, Dec 02, 2014

White House spokesman Josh Earnest was unable to provide a cogent explanation for why Colleen Bell, a former soap opera producer, just became the U.S. ambassador to Hungary:

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To Viktor Go the Spoils

Is Europe right to distrust Hungary’s prime minister?
Oct 15, 2012

Is Hungary on ‘The Road to Serfdom’?

12:22 PM, Jan 13, 2012

In 1945, Friedrich Hayek famously predicted that economic interventionism in the West would lead to the erosion of democracy and the rise of authoritarianism. More than sixty-five years later, this prediction does not seem to have been validated.

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