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Polarization as a threat

April 8th, 2017

A centrist commentator thinks that in Hungary both Left and Right want to silence voices that do not fit their own ideology.

In Magyar Nemzet, Róbert Puzsér contends that Hungary has never been as divided as it is today. The centrist columnist, known for his highly opinionated articles, shares the widespread view that the Hungarian public has become extremely polarized along ideological lines. To make things worse, voters on Left and Right alike are not even willing to engage in a dialogue, but rather try to silence each other, Puzsér fumes. One example he cites is the government’s attack on CEU. Another is the banning of the pro-government news portal 888.hu from Facebook because of so many user complaints. Such efforts to silence ideological opponents makes the world and Hungary a pathetic and sad place, Puzsér concludes.

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