In Defense of Hungary


The article first published in on 04/15/2019.   A recent copy of the erstwhile high-brow epigone of German journalism, Die Zeit, carried a piece called “Hungary is lost.” It is as good an example as any of the hopeless left-wing morass that German media have fallen into recently. It starts out be claiming as an introduction that Hungarian democracy is being “systematically destroyed”  by “hate, racism and right-wing gangsterism” that have become the “state’s rationale.” Curiously, the English translation of the same sentence is rendered by the relatively anodyne “the institutions, the legal system and the social fabric are nothing but a pile of rubble,” perhaps indicating that the editors were aware that they have gone too far.   If so, there is no evidence of any evenhandedness in the body