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        Horthy anniversary revives history debate

        Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

        A left-wing pundit accuses the government of following in the footsteps of the interwar authoritarian regime, while a right-wing author calls Horthy an incorruptible patriot. READ MORE

        House of Fates to open in 2019

        Monday, October 8th, 2018

        A libertarian pundit finds it sad that the completion of the House of Fates, originally scheduled for inauguration four years ago, is taking so long. He thinks that more transparency concerning the planned exhibits could help to resolve the debates over the new museum. READ MORE

        Criticism of planned statue of anti-Semitic Interwar Minister of Education

        Saturday, December 12th, 2015

        The leading left-wing daily criticizes plans to honour the memory of historian Bálint Hóman, who as Minister of Education and Religion under Regent Miklos Horthy was actively involved in anti-Semitic legislation. READ MORE

        Jobbik’s Horthy memorial march

        Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

        Népszabadság suggests that the far-right party is celebrating the rule and person of Admiral Horthy in order to provoke condemnation and thereby find a place on the TV news.  READ MORE

        A Marxist philosopher on Horthy and capitalism

        Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

        Addressing both liberal and conservative critics of last week’s Horthy commemoration, Gáspár Miklós Tamás, a well-known leftist philosopher ridicules those who confine their criticism of the interwar era to anti-Semitism alone. READ MORE

        Welcoming the new US Ambassador to Hungary

        Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

        Pundits across the political spectrum believe that Colleen Bradley Bell, the new US Ambassador to Hungary will form a rather dim picture of Hungary and its government if she gathers information from the US press before taking up her post. READ MORE

        U.S. Embassy condemns Horthy celebration

        Saturday, November 9th, 2013

        A pro-government daily suggests that the warning issued by the US Embassy in Budapest over the Horthy statue amounts to interference in Hungarian politics. An opposition commentator blames the government for what he calls a new low in Hungarian-American relations. READ MORE

        Storm blows on around Horthy statue

        Thursday, November 7th, 2013

        A centre-right commentator argues that instead of erecting new statues to Horthy, his era should be evaluated by historians. The Hungarian Reform Church has declared that a right-wing pastor’s key role in the celebration will be investigated. READ MORE

        Finance Minister accused of falsifying history

        Thursday, February 7th, 2013

        A left-wing columnist believes that Finance Minister György Matolcsy has joined the chorus of right-wing politicians and intellectuals who try to blame the Holocaust purely on the Nazi German occupiers of Hungary. READ MORE

        A judge’s approach to the vandalisation of Horthy’s statue

        Monday, October 1st, 2012

        Right-wing commentators are appalled by the statement of a judge who convicted but at the same time praised a protester for damaging a statue recently erected to Hungary’s interwar ruler. Left-wing analysts welcome the judge’s position and disagree with the Vice President of the Supreme Court, who scolded his colleague for expressing a personal opinion when issuing his verdict. READ MORE