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“My Love Affair with Hungary Began in 2006”: Exclusive Interview with April H. Foley, Former US Ambassador to Hungary

Last week, Hungary Today had the opportunity to interview April H. Foley, the United States Ambassador to Hungary from 2006 to 2009. Prior to her service as ambassador, Foley held, among other distinguished positions, the role of Vice Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of the Hungary Initiatives […]

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“Our future is not dependent on our view of Horthy”: Historian Ignác Romsics on Miklós Horthy, Hungary’s Regent During the Interwar Era

Hungarian news outlet Magyar Nemzet published an interview with famed historian Ignác Romsics, in which they asked the scholar about his views on Regent Miklós Horthy, who ruled Hungary from after the end of the First World War until nearly the end of the Second, as well as about the ways in which Horthy has been viewed in the decades […]

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Route 66 – A Nostalgic Dream For So Many Hungarians

Roughly 4 thousand kilometers (2,500 miles). That is how far Route 66 extends from Chicago to Los Angeles. Why is Route 66 important? Why do so many Hungarian „America experts” and socio-historians talk about it so much? Because it is a lot more than a highway. America is not New York. It is not Washington. America begins when you leave […]

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The Caviar Elite’s Affair with Popular Sovereignty – An Essay By Mária Schmidt, Chief Director Of The House Of Terror Museum

Four years of war and four years of revolution destroyed the work of several generations. Reconstruction will require several generations. Anything else is illusion and self-deception. Ferrero Popular Sovereignty From the First World War which broke out hundred years ago, a new world was born. The year 1917 became decisive for the future of Europe. The February revolution, followed by […]

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“You Needed a Strong Constitution for this Profession”—Interview with Legendary Hungarian Children’s Writer and Poet István Csukás

Hungary Today recently had the opportunity to interview István Csukás, Hungary’s legendary creator of children’s books, poems, films, and tv shows. In a discussion held in the 81-year-old legend’s home, the creator of Süsü, a sárkány; Pom pom meséi; Mirr-Murr, a kandúr; Keménykalap és krumpliorr; Sün Balázs; Gombóc Artúr; A nagy hohoho-horgász; and countless other classics that fill the imagination […]

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Hungary Dreams Big! – An Ambitious Hungarian Foreign Policy Resists Even Major Western Powers

Since 2010, the Orbán government has conceded to external pressure only twice: in October of 2014, when a proposed telecommunications tax prompted thousands of demonstrators to take to the streets of Budapest and in April of 2016 when the Sunday closing of large stores and supermarkets turned out to be politically too costly for the Hungarian government in the long […]

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Interview with Ambassador of Hungary in Mexico, Iván Medveczky

Editor’s Note: This interview was originally published by Kenneth Isom Barnes, Executive Editor of Food Mexico y Yo, on the Huffington Post. It has been republished with the author’s permission.   Hungary and Mexico have a long and intriguing diplomatic history. What is current status of this relationship in both diplomatic and economic terms? You’re right. We reestablished diplomatic ties […]

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Sir Roger Scruton on Trump: “He doesn’t have any thoughts that are longer than 140 characters” – Exclusive Interview

Last week, Hungary Today interviewed Sir Roger Scruton, who was in Budapest giving a talk at this year’s Brain Bar festival. During the interview, Scruton discussed Trump, Orbán, the nature of conservatism, the ongoing “Lex CEU” controversy, and the role he played in Eastern European dissident movements during the Communist era. Sir Roger Scruton is a British philosopher and writer. […]