The last week of April was the beginning of the first phase of the easing of restrictions as more than 40 per cent of the country’s population had received their first dose of vaccination.
But will the euphoric feeling hold on, and if so, what would the social consequences be?
Despite the hardships and the often politically motivated, reckless critics, Hungary’s strategy including opening to the East for procuring vaccine can be considered a successful, necessary and timely move of the government which put Hungary a step ahead in the EU in terms of inoculation with 44.6 per cent of its population vaccinated, compared to the EU’s 26.5 per cent average.
‘Live Not by Lies’ – goes the famous Solzhenitsyn quote which is also the title of Rod Dreher’s recently published new book. Our podcast host and contributor, Péter Heltai speaks to Mr. Dreher about his work (which has also been reviewed in the first issue), the soft totalitarian phenomenon and the future of dissident voices […]