‘Strategically Speaking, Hungary is in an island condition’—Edward N. Luttwak on Plebiscites, Secondary Education, and Threat-Based National Defence

‘Historically, wars are coups d’états in the interior of the political process. It’s usually invisible to outsiders and it usually doesn’t respond to outside activity. The war in Ukraine started with people who are non-historians reading the history of Russia, the way a non-historian is looking for something relevant today. So, whenever they think that they have some historical information, it’s always misinformation because it gets taken out of context.’