‘We have started building a network of conservative think tanks and foundations all over Europe. The only way to go forward for conservatives is to establish a collaboration between think tanks, foundations, politics and the media.’
‘There are always fashions, there are always ideologies, there have always been, and always will be. Art managers and artists tend to ride the waves of fashion on a surfboard. But no matter how colourful a part of it is, the majority of society always wants to be somewhere in the middle.’
The past will not be annulled by short-sighted and counterproductive acts like the removal of the turul statue. What those acts do, however, is demonstrate to Hungarians that despite all the good will, aid, and political support bestowed on their neighbours, there is not much good to expect from Ukraine when it comes to its ethnic minorities and friendly neighbourly relations.
The best side is the neutral side, that is staying out of the killing. ‘Anyone who disputes this and spouts moral arguments has never seen war,’ Demkó warned.
The massive strikes on the Ukrainian capital have overshadowed the Berlin meetings, while at the same time highlighted the importance of Central European EU members working closely together to provide meaningful answers to the escalation of the war and its economic consequences.
Most Europeans have had enough of the shady, behind-the-scenes dealings in European politics and of needing to swallow every bitter pill they are served by unelected bureaucrats with too much power and too little competence.
‘When would it be timelier to remember the Golden Bull than today, when Hungary is fighting for the respect of its right to dissent against Brussels’s plans that are threatening its vital interests?’
Hungary’s first ever shadow government was announced by Democratic Coalition (DK) MEP Klára Dobrev a couple of days ago. Unfortunately, there are quite a few problems with this promising initiative that spoil the picture.
As is customary in Hungary when it comes to the criticism of any government measure, the vehement attacks on the amendment of Hungary’s abortion law misconstrue the facts.
Defying threats to her life and a concerted media smear campaign, Giorgia Meloni is set to write history as Italy’s first female prime minister.
A renaissance of exceptional Hungarian architecture is good news not only for art lovers, but also because great buildings create connections and build community.
This year, the unfriendly media has been obsessed with Orbán’s ‘unusually long’ holiday—in reality, three weeks, as has been the case for a long time. Liberal commercial television RTL’s evening news program even asked the dramatic and at the same time rhetorical question: ‘Has Viktor Orbán Been on Holiday for Almost Three Weeks in a Row?’
Whether state-financed or partially state-financed, the ultimate question regarding higher education is whether it produces highly qualified individuals with a set of skills and knowledge that are useful and profitable for them and for their communities, or not.
If you are Hungarian, reside in Hungary, or are coming here for a longer stay this autumn, and you are adventurous enough to break with the routine of visiting famed tourist sights thronging with visitors, go to Alsópere, explore the Körös-torok – believe me, you will not be disappointed.
As our neighbour is fighting a homeland-defending war against Russia, let’s take a moment on this memorable day to pay tribute to the long-standing Hungarian-Ukrainian relations, which have been close and essentially positive throughout history.
An announcement was made yesterday that the fireworks will be postponed as a precautionary measure. A responsible decision from a responsible government. This was not always so – in the year 2006, the government did not cancel the fireworks, which resulted in the death of five people.
This article is not about the András Hodász phenomenon. It is about the media exploitation of the András Hodász phenomenon.
Of course, it is hard to deny the reality-shaping capacity of words and phrases. The realities construed through public discourse can in turn influence people’s attitudes, for example attitudes towards vaccination, or voting choices. The way things are spoken about in public may even affect the outcomes of elections, as we have seen time and again.
I believe that we were all created in God’s image, and therefore there is that of God in all of us, including pre-born babies. But one need not be a Christian to understand the fundamentally evil nature of abortions.
The unusually friendly coverage begs the question: who is Roger Köppel, and why the positive attitude towards the Hungarian premier’s ideas and policies?
It seems like reality and common knowledge do not matter when an agenda is being promoted with noble lies.
It was high time the practice of ‘taking Hungarians for an idiot’ stopped, and the country that has a one-thousand-year-old Christian statehood is given the respect it deserves.
The Commission’s own studies do not justify the profound concerns about corruption and the rule of law in Hungary that the EC tends to cite during the negotiations.
It looks like the Biden government may end up not being able to push its anti-growth tax cartel idea through anyway, beside finding that it is very difficult to coerce the Hungarian Prime Minister into doing anything that he does not feel coincides with the interests of the Hungarian people.
It is not only the architectural heritage of the capital city that the Fidesz government has been eager to preserve, but that of the countryside as well.
Japan lost a great patriot, and the world a great conservative leader in Abe Shinzo.
According to Mr. Sakiewicz, Ukraine is now fighting for ‘an ideal that has always connected Poles and Hungarians’, which is ‘the right to preserve its own identity.’ Well said – Hungary has indeed always fought and will always fight to preserve its own identity. We stand with Ukraine, but we stand with Hungary first.
The artist’s current exhibition features photo-realistic oil on canvas paintings that depict historical buildings and sceneries of the capital city, of the Hungarian countryside and historical Hungary. The exhibition will remain open until the beginning of August. Do not miss it!
The Swedish and the Finnish people should be given the opportunity to have a say in as to whether their countries should join a US-led military alliance and give up centuries of neutrality.
‘If you really think climate is a problem, you invest in nuclear power plants. But they don’t want that.’
Hungarian Conservative is a bimonthly magazine on contemporary political, philosophical and cultural issues from a conservative perspective.