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Shadow Boxing And Democracy Export

THE NYT, FP AND BLOOMBERG ARE AT IT AGAIN… BADGERING THE HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT IN THE “LOVING SPIRIT” OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON! Now that Donald Trump has officially won the presidential elections in the United States and will be inaugurated President on January 20, 2017, leading western newspapers, magazines and online journals have been launching a last-minute barrage of political attacks […]

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The Magic Of Christmas In Sarasota

Emigration is a mixed blessing for all Hungarians, no matter what part of the globe they have been dispersed to. On the one hand, they try to blend into their new adopting country as immigrants (in this case the United States) and on the other hand, they attempt to preserve their unique heritage and the language. “Maintaining our Hungarian language […]

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Exclusive Interview With Lobbyist Connie Mack IV, The Hungarian Government’s Washington D.C. Advocate

In an exclusive interview with Hungary Today Mr. Mack speaks about his work experiences with Hungary so far, his offensive Trump tweets and his relationship with Arthur J. Finkelstein, who works as PM Viktor Orbán’s main campaign adviser. As an American, what are the first 3 things that come to mind about Hungary in general? A rich history, a brave people […]

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Note from the Editors: Website Update

Dear Readers, According to Hungarian tradition, St. Nicholas arrives every year on the night of his feast day (Dec. 6th), leaving chocolates and other presents for well-behaved children. Well, it would seem that we at Hungary Today have been at least moderately good, as this year we have received a new webiste, courtesy of both St. Nicholas and our own […]

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DARING TO DREAM BIG! The 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Budapest, Hungary!

Making Hungary great again? The comparison to Donald Trump’s successful election campaign slogan in the United States is not far-fetched. “We mean business and we are here to win”, the U.S. President-elect kept saying all along. In many ways, the Hungarian prime minister has a similar attitude. “Daring to dream big!” has been the motivating maxim of the Orbán government […]

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„After Forty Years, Finally It Is Not ‘Lame’ To Deal with Folk Music” – Exclusive Interview With Ferenc Sebő

HungaryToday talked with Ferenc Sebő, a folk-musician who has been the recipient of the Kossuth Prize and Artist of the Nation Prize. He is a songwriter, folklorist and architect, as well as a guitar and hurdy-gurdy player; furthermore, he is one of the founders of the Hungarian “táncházmozgalom” (folklore-movement). In this interview, he discusses the current status of the folk music in […]

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From Bloody Tyrant to ‘Uncle Joe’: Memories of Francis Joseph on the 100th Anniversary of his Death

A century ago today, Emperor-King Francis Joseph, the longest reigning ruler of Hungary and the third-longest reigning monarch in European history, died. He died in the place he was born, in the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. And while in Austria’s capital his face and name are practically omnipresent, in Budapest he is nowhere to be seen. For Francis Joseph has always held […]

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The 10 Deadly Sins of the Kádár Era

Today, 60 years ago, the Hungarian Revolution was brutally crushed by Soviet forces. The revolutionaries were defeated, some of them were killed, some were imprisoned, while hundreds of thousands fled as refugees and those who remained saw the return of Communism, albeit in a different. We published a piece last year which discussed the events of November 4th in-depth, which […]