Archive for Hungary

Alternative Memorial for Hungary’s ordeal, 1944-45

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 19 March 2014 by delclem

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The Hungarian artist blogger LACI SZILY (sic;) has presented an alternative to the planned ‘Memorial of German Occupation, 1944/45’ in Budapest: Hitler is holding a Wiener Schnitzel in the shape of Greater Hungary in order to distract the Hungarian Puli dog which is being raped by a German shepherd… >more (in Hungarian)


“A monument of self-pity and self-justification” for Hungary

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 26 January 2014 by delclem

The renowned Hungarian American historian István Deák on the Monument of German Occupation, 1944-45, which is planned in Budapest by the right-wing nationalist FIDEZ government > text (c) Hungarian Spectrum, 2014
photo of monument draft (c) FACEBOOK, 2014

From Goulash-Communism to Goulash-Authoritarianism?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 6 December 2013 by delclem

An election poster of Viktor Orban, leader of Hungarian opposition party Fidesz, is reflected in a puddle of water in central Budapest
“Some Comments on Political Discourse and Regime-Building in Post-Transition Hungary.”>full text (c) tr@nsit 2013


Hungarian far-right sparks protests as it commemorates wartime leader

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 6 November 2013 by delclem

Hungarian opposition activists protest against the erection of a statue of wartime leader Miklos Horthy in central Budapest
“Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party unveiled a statue of wartime leader Miklos Horthy who presided over the country’s alliance with Nazi Germany, in Budapest on Sunday, sparking protests and highlighting concerns about anti-Semitism in the country.” >text & slide show (c) reuters 2013; another article (c) Hungarian Spectrum, 2013

An Irishman’s Diary in Hungary

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 23 October 2013 by delclem


“Today in Budapest, flowers will be laid on the grave of Imre Nagy, prime minister, leader of the Hungarian revolution of 1956, and its most notable victim. The revolution against Soviet rule began on October 23rd and lasted 13 days until it was crushed on November 4th, when 2,000 Soviet tanks invaded Hungary.”
Text on the Hungarian uprising and its aftermath with János Kádár

On the Danger of Totalitarianism

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 20 October 2013 by delclem

The Nexus Institute invited the speakers of the Nexus Conference How to Change the World to grant them a short interview. All speakers accepted and shared their valuable insights; one of them was the renowned Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller (c) THE NEXUS INSTITUTE / youtube 2013

Roma Stand Against Prejudice in Hungarian University

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 3 July 2013 by delclem

“Two people of Roma origin and an activist who fought a two-year battle to ban course material they found racially offensive at one of Hungary’s most respected universities have finally won an apology and the promise of a scholarship for a Roma student.”>text (c) Emerging Europe / WSJ, 2013; image (c) WAZ, 2013