Posts Tagged ‘Hungary’

  1. Viktor Orbán on the “greatest human value”

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    February 4, 2017 by AK

    “A is wrong, B is meaningless, C is unproven, E does not follow from D” is my typical reaction to a typical post on Crooked Timber, but I visit the blog every other day. I am rewarded with occasional pearls or a humbling experience, such as today’s. Discussing Ernest Gellner’s view of civil society, Henry Farrell wrote of …
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  2. What if they were perfect liberals in 1996?

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    January 12, 2017 by AK

    Seán Hanley of University College London and James Dawson of King’s College and Queen Mary University, London, published a long piece on Poland in Hungary in Foreign Policy (reprinted in the Chicago Tribune) earlier this month – an interesting article, definitely worth reading despite the unwarranted claims in its title and subtitle. The Tribune‘s title …
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  3. A filibuster in Hungary?

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    October 5, 2016 by AK

    If my calculations are correct, 37.4% of the eligible voters voted for Brexit in June and 39.7% of the eligible voters voted for Orbán’s immigration proposal last Sunday. However, the turnout for the Brexit referendum was 72%, with 52% voting “for,” while the turnout for Hungary’s referendum was 43%, with 98% voting “for.” In the …
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