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Calls for a national Left

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

A left-wing political analyst suggests that national feeling and social democracy can complement each other, and calls on the Hungarian Left to embrace national ideas. READ MORE

Right-wing writer calls for green nationalism

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

A conservative pundit points out that nationalism can help reduce global trade, consumption and ecological footprints. READ MORE

A middle-of-the-road view on nationalism

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

A political analyst dismisses the arguments of both European pro-integrationists and nationalists, and claims that neither group has a credible vision of Europe and European nation-states. READ MORE

Dispute over history curriculum

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

A liberal and a left-wing columnist harshly criticize a conservative historian’s suggestion that history education should be used to strengthen national feeling. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, welcomes the proposal. READ MORE

Growing nationalism in the West seen as a threat to Hungary

Monday, June 18th, 2018

A left-wing liberal columnist thinks that the rise of nationalist politics in the EU and the US will severely limit the Hungarian government’s possibilities to defend Hungarian interests. READ MORE

The real tragedy of the Trianon Peace Treaty

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

A conservative columnist thinks that the Trianon peace agreement was the result of nationalism, triggered by the Hungarian independence movements of the 19th century. He contends that the real tragedy of the Treaty was the dissolution of the Habsburg Empire. READ MORE

Civilizational stakes at the 2018 election

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

A pro-government pundit thinks that the April election will determine Hungary’s ‘civilizational path’. Voters need to decide if they want strong nation states, Christian values and traditional families – or the opposite. READ MORE

The West blamed for the Ukraine crisis

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

A conservative commentator lambasts the United States and Europe for being unable to make up their minds on what to do about Ukraine. He thinks this is the cause of the political instability and the ensuing nationalist drive there. READ MORE

PM Cameron’s visit to Hungary

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Commenting on the meeting of the two prime ministers, a left-wing columnist cautions against hoping that the UK and Hungary are becoming strategic allies in reforming the EU. A conservative commentator dares to believe that Hungary can become an important player in revamping the Union. READ MORE

St Stephen’s Day ruminations on the nation state and the state of the nation

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

A conservative columnist contends that the future of the country and Europe depends on the nation state and the maintenance of Christian roots. A left-wing commentator finds it sad that Hungary has become polarized along ideological lines. READ MORE