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Mária Schmidt reads László Rajk Jr’s memoirs

Monday, May 4th, 2020

A conservative historian criticizes László Rajk Jr. whom she findsmore critical towards the incumbent government than towards the communist dictatorship. READ MORE

Lenin appreciated in left-wing daily

Monday, April 27th, 2020

A left-wing author describes Lenin as a political innovator and the creator of a new form of government, which degenerated under his successor. A right-wing critic finds this view abhorrent. READ MORE

Film Academy Award for István Szabó

Friday, February 7th, 2020

A conservative historian finds it nauseating that the Hungarian Film Academy, funded by the state, decided to award the Oscar winner film director István Szabó, who as an informer actively helped the Communist secret police in the late 1950s. READ MORE

Horthy anniversary revives history debate

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

A left-wing pundit accuses the government of following in the footsteps of the interwar authoritarian regime, while a right-wing author calls Horthy an incorruptible patriot. READ MORE

Memorial Day of the Victims of Communism

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

In their comments on the annual remembrance day for the victims of communist dictatorship, pro-government commentators accuse the western mainstream of using double standards in judging Nazism and Communism. READ MORE

Fears expressed over ‘liberal communist’ ideology

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

A pro-government pundit fulminates over what he calls the ’liberal communist’ ideology and accuses its representatives of promoting migration in the hope of depriving people of their property. READ MORE

More comments on November 7

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Over the past few days, Internet news sites swarmed with commentaries on the hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution, but only one of the nationwide weeklies dedicated its editorial to the anniversary. READ MORE

Looking for traces of Bolshevism on the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s revolution

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Commentators draw diametrically opposed lessons from the horrific history of Communism. Both see it as corroborating their political positions. READ MORE

Fidel Castro remembered

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

A conservative columnist sees the controversy over Fidel Castro’s heritage as an expression of contemporary ideological and sectarian disputes over capitalism and human rights. READ MORE

More bitter ruminations on the Biszku ruling

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Right-wing columnists fulminate against the appeal court which annulled the prison sentence handed down to former Communist Party chieftain Béla Biszku for his role in the post-revolution reprisals in 1956. An expert says while the ruling was well founded legally it signals a defeat for the Judiciary. A left-wing commentator suggests that Biszku is despised in Hungary – even without a sentence. READ MORE