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.Read more
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.Read more
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:Read more
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.Read more
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