In this piece, we will present an interesting albeit largely forgotten debate that raged in the early ‘40s about Prohászka’s legacy and the expression Hungarianism.
‘I can only say that if I were a Jew, I would be a Zionist. . . And you see, I am considered antisemitic.’
Nature, to Prohászka, reflected the initial will and grace of God, a gift bestowed upon humanity that they had to cherish, nurture, and also protect. This was in a sense connected to the image of humanity, reflected in Prohászka’s writings.
We can see Prohászka as a fascinating yet divisive author whose works are still being debated today.
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