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Orbán Meets Jordan Peterson in Budapest

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.05.30.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday met Canadian political scientist and psychologist Jordan Peterson in Budapest to discuss current political issues, the prime minister’s press cheif told MTI on Thursday.

Peterson, who teaches clinical psychology at the university of Toronto, and Orbán agreed that illegal migration was “unnecessary and dangerous”, and talked of political correctness, which they said made “sensible public discussions impossible”, Bertalan Havasi said. Political correctness is the “invention of a small, ideologically driven group,” they said.

Peterson and Orbán also touched on a current tendency to “minimise” the crimes committed under Communist regimes. They cited an “infamous” speech by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, in which they said he “defended Karl Marx”, Havasi said.

Jordan Peterson Praises Hungary in Brain Bar Budapest Discussion

Peterson is in Budapest as a guest of the Brain Bar Festival, organized to discuss the future of “individuals, communities and humanity as a whole”. Last year’s Brain Bar festival drew over 10,000 visitors.

In the featured photo: PM Viktor Orbán with Jordan Peterson. Photo by Balázs Szecsődi/PM’s Press Office