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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

Two faces of populism

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

A left-leaning political scientist argues that liberals who like to lambast populist politicians also use the people as a legitimation tool – at least in terms of the markets. READ MORE

European Left accused of threatening EU unity

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Pro-government columnists, pondering the implications of the EU infringement procedure against Hungary, accuse the EU leadership of violating basic democratic norms as well as of threatening the unity of the European Union. READ MORE

Liberal values seen as primary targets of Islamism

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

A conservative commentator contends that the mass immigration of Muslims to Europe threatens not only Christian and Jewish lifestyles, but also liberal values including equality and freedom. READ MORE

Merkel to run again

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Commenting on the announcement by the German Chancellor that she will run again next year for the post of Party Chairperson and by implication that of Chancellor, a left-wing commentator fears that the number of those who share her worldview is declining. READ MORE

Economist calls for investment in education

Friday, April 17th, 2015

An analyst welcomes the government’s conservative development vision which aims at strengthening the Hungarian middle class. He warns, however, that more investment in education is also required for successful development. READ MORE

Socialists urged to distance themselves from liberals

Monday, March 9th, 2015

A centrist analyst calls on the Socialist Party to return to social democratic principles, or risk further decline, including the danger of losing its voters to Jobbik. READ MORE

PM Orbán on Christian Democracy

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

As PM Orbán praises the ideals of Christian Democracy, the leading left-wing daily accuses him of betraying its core principles. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, believes that the Fidesz-KDNP coalition has a coherent ideological vision. READ MORE

Remembering the fall of the Iron Curtain

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Looking back on the 1989 Pan-European Picnic, a pro-government commentator contends that at the time, Hungarians had unrealistic hopes about the transition. He also believes that the West should show more respect towards Hungarian sovereignty. A left-wing columnist accuses PM Orbán of knocking liberal democracy again. READ MORE

Left ‘captured’ by obsolete neoliberal ideas

Friday, August 8th, 2014

A conservative analyst contends that the Hungarian Left is failing to offer compelling and coherent answers to the challenges of contemporary societies. Instead, its representatives keep repeating the hollow slogans of liberalism – and label their opponents as fascists. READ MORE