The second edition of Volume 3 of Hungarian Conservative has just been released. The quarterly magazine, which started as a bimonthly publication, has been in circulation since April 2021. This is the 12th edition that has been printed.
The latest issue features the 1917 oil painting Spring Festival by Hungarian artist Antal Berkes on its cover. Opening the magazine, the reader can find a collection of fascinating pieces, grouped into four different categories.
you can read Hungarian MP and Fidesz party founder Zsolt Németh’s deliberations about the current reshaping of geopolitical relations between West and the East,
one pole formed around the US and another formed around China, in his keynote article titled ‘How Can We Win the Next Decade?’. Read our print edition to find out which side MP Németh believes is better posed to win.
In the very same section, a piece by Gusztáv Bráger on inflation and András Jancsó’s writing about Pope Benedict XVI’s connections to Hungary and the Hungarians are also included, among other authors’ works.
Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was gracious enough to provide an article of his own for the ‘Geopolitics’ section about what geopolitical challenges his continent-nation faces.
Next up, you can read about how Marxism was replaced by ‘Katechon’ and ‘Atomic Orthodoxy’ as Russia’s state ideology during President Putin’s last couple of terms in office, from Uppsala University professor Maria Engström’s pen. Sticking with the topic of Russia, Béla Galló’s article ‘The Revenge of Geography? — Theoretical Considerations for Interpreting the Russia-Ukraine War’ is also featured in the issue.
In the ‘Political Philosophy’ segment, Ofir Haivry, a visiting fellow at the Danube Institute, is writing about today’s discussion about the current state of democracy with historical context added, in his piece ‘How Conservatism Can Make Democracy Work Again’. Meanwhile, Bruce Oliver Newsome is reviewing the 2022 book The Psychology of Totalitarianism by Mattias Desmet.
The magazine also features an interview with N.S. Lyon, a Washington DC-based analyst and author writing under a pseudonym. In his discussion with Lénard Sándor, he talks at length and in depth about the political background and motivations of the ongoing Russo-Ukranian war. Among other things, he said:
‘I think Putin reasonably believed that he could overturn the whole world order. If his “special military operation” had gone as he seems to have hoped it would(…)the US-trained Ukrainian army would have collapsed just as quickly as the Afghan Army did, Ukraine’s leadership would have left the country just like the Afghan leadership, and Russia would have taken political control over Ukraine within two weeks. We know from their intelligence predictions, and the fact that they offered to fly Ukraine’s president out of the country, that Washington also expected this outcome.’
One of our readers from Minnesota, US was kind enough to reach out to us with some feedback. She certainly enjoyed her reading experience, writing ‘this was one of the best magazines/journals I have ever read’; and that ‘It reminds me of old-school journalism, where there was critical thought and analysis of multiple views so that articles, despite their bend, felt balanced and fair.’ We sincerely hope that there are many who agree with this assessment!
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