The most persecuted religion of the world is Christianity. The Hungarian government was the first in the world to establish a special administrative organ, the State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians, and it launched the Hungary Helps Program in 2017.
The fact that Christian socialist and Christian democratic tendencies simultaneously appeared
in the nascent political Catholicism is another similarity between the Hungarian and the European scenes.
How do laws change as culture changes, and what effect do they have on our lives? This is the question we strive to answer.
Christendom has fought for two centuries not to die, and in that consists its moving and heroic agony.
‘I am convinced that if Christianity—not only Catholicism, but all forms of Christianity—is to have a future in the secularizing West, it will have to be Benedictine’
According to Douglas Murray, the rise of identity politics and wokism in the West shows that Europe has forgotten about what ‘communism’ means – so those who had lived under oppressive totalitarian regimes should gently remind the West of the dangers of communist sentiments.
Let’s look back in history and see why empires, such as the British Empire and the Soviet Union, or one of the greatest figures of antiquity, Alexander the Great, failed in Afghanistan.
Scruton traced back our classical understanding of beauty to the Enlightenment period, and argued that in our increasingly secular world beauty is a path back to the transcendent.
Thousands of years of socio-cultural evolution has made us instinctively inhabit religious thinking patterns, and where actual church dogmas fail to be appealing enough, people start to look elsewhere.
Today’s “objective truth” is not what the majority of the scientific community accepts as such; rather it is what most people share on social media.
Nostalgia, so characteristic of conservatives, can
be understood not in
time but in space instead.
This nostalgia originates from Odysseus’s desire
to return home (νόστος) and means the suffering
of man away from his home that motivates his return.
Modern societies that work well are conservative in that they have a strong sense of homeostasis. This is the sense of continually returning to a point of equilibrium. Upsets, changes, drives, and tensions occur along the way.
The film’s (The English Patient) main protagonist is the Hungarian desert explorer László Almásy. Who was this mysterious person looking for happiness so far from home, in the barren, sandy world of the Libyan Desert?
There is a drastic increase in the number of children confused by their gender identity in countries where propaganda to young people is widespread.
This is Budapest: a big city that dreamed and then built for itself a colourful past during the last decades of the old world, in those final moments before the dawn of modernism.
The revival and reinstatement of tradition, its restoration if you like, is by no means self-contradictory, and constancy is a more important element of tradition than change.
Hungarian Conservative is a bimonthly magazine on contemporary political, philosophical and cultural issues from a conservative perspective.