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The MSZP continues to lose ground

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

A centrist analyst thinks the Socialist Party should urgently find a convincing mission for itself – or possibly lose its place in Parliament. READ MORE

SZDSZ – Alliance of Free Democrats – a late obituary

Monday, November 12th, 2018

On the 30th anniversary of the foundation of Hungary’s first post-communist liberal party, a former member-turned-critic thinks the organisation played a positive role in creating democracy on the ruins of Communism. READ MORE

Gábor Fodor’s farewell to Parliament

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

As the Socialist Party decided to drop Liberal Party Chairman Gábor Fodor as a well-positioned candidate, a left-wing columnist muses that liberalism’s (but not Fodor’s) only chance to survive in politics is to place itself under the protection of Social Democracy. READ MORE

Islam portrayed as a threat to Europe

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

A right-wing pundit contends that all opposition parties from left to right, including Jobbik, are ‘helping Islam subjugate Europe’. A conservative critic of the government agrees that political Islam is a threat to European values, but cautions against what he calls ‘the government’s anti-Islamic rhetoric’. READ MORE

Liberal media accused of double standards

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

A pro-government commentator predicts that the Western liberal media will remain silent about the suffering caused by the US-led coalition’s siege of Mosul.  READ MORE

Liberal politician proposes grand anti-Fidesz cooperation

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

As a former liberal politician suggests that the Left should cooperate even with Jobbik in order to defeat Fidesz, a pro-government commentator accuses the opposition of serving the interests of global elites. READ MORE

A call to counter the Jihadist threat

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

A migration expert, writing in the leading pro-government daily, claims that the attempt of Europe’s liberal elite to use only “politically correct” language, downplays the real threat posed by political Islam. She recommends that European governments go beyond liberal dogmas and design a complex set of pragmatic counter-terrorism polices in order to fight the jihadists.   READ MORE

Liberal elites accused of dogmatism and double standards

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

A conservative historian thinks that the liberal elites who like to criticize national and Christian values prefer to rely on ‘politically correct’ dogmas and ideology when talking about migrants. READ MORE

Hungarian reflection on the Cologne gang assaults

Friday, January 8th, 2016

A conservative columnist criticizes the liberal media for failing to report on the Cologne and Hamburg assaults. A left-wing pundit thinks proper coverage was impossible in the absence of factual evidence. READ MORE

Migration: the clash of civilizations?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Pundits on both the Right and the Left fear that European civilization, based on Christian and Enlightenment values is endangered by Muslim migrants, whose culture is not compatible with European norms. READ MORE