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Waiting for Irma – A Live Report From Florida!

ONE OF THE LARGEST HURRICANES IN DECADES IS ABOUT TO SWEEP THROUGH FLORIDA, HAVING ALREADY DEMOLISHED PARTS OF THE CARIBBEAN We all remember Barney Flintstone’s (Béni’s) lovely wife Irma from the Hungarian version of the renowned cartoon series The Flintstones. This time, however, Irma, the hurricane is not going to be gracious and friendly at all. Forecasters predict it to […]

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“My father had everything taken away from him, first by the Nazis, then by the Communists”: Interview with Dr. Alfréd Paszternák

At the end of July, Hungary Today interviewed Dr. Alfréd Paszternák, Obstetrician and gynecologist, external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and founding member of the Friends of Hungary Foundation. He spoke with us about his experiences surviving the the Holocaust, the Stalinist regime of Mátyás Rákosi, and the Revolution of 1956, as well as his career as a […]

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Hungarian Educator Andrea Papp: England and the English Through the Eyes of a ‘Bloody Foreigner’

The following essay is a personal reflection by Dr. Andrea Papp (1950 Debrecen), an associate professor at ELTE university. Her main fields are English children’s literature and literary translation. She has compiled some university textbooks and written a number of articles concerning the above topics. *** First of all, let me define the three most important notions in the title: […]

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August 20 – King Saint Stephen’s Admonitions To His Son Prince Emeric (Extract)

On 20th of August Hungarians commemorate the foundation of their 1000-year-old state and their first and holy king, Saint Stephen. According to medieval legend, the king himself compiled a book for his son, Prince Emericus, who sadly predeceased him. The work, which reminds us of the qualities that make a good ruler, a good man and a good Christian, is entitled Admonitions.  Although scholars […]

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Hungarian Review: Rising in the East

This week, we would once again like to present our readers with an essay from the excellent literary journal The Hungarian Review. In the essay below, Australian diplomat and businessman David Morris examines the growing connections between China and Hungary, as well as between China and East Central Europe as a whole. In addition, he provides readers with a brief overview […]

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Hungarian Review – The Compromise: A European Perspective

In memory of the 150th anniversary of the Compromise of 1867, which created the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, we would like to present our readers with an essay from the excellent literary journal The Hungarian Review. In the essay below, author Norman Stone, a distinguished British historian, examines the historical antecedents to, and consequences of, an event that is arguably one of the […]

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Evil Or Godsend? The Impact Of Freemasonry On Hungary And The World

Just like liberalism, at one time, Freemasonry had its positive impact on human history. However, just like liberalism, Freemasonry today is no longer celebrated as a positive force with respect to advancing human civilization. Freemasonry is the world’s most well-known “secret” society. Rich with symbols and ritual, it is the source of legends and conspiracy theories.[1] Freemasons built some of […]

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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 […]