What Hungary’s Nationalist Farmers Have Against Orban

April 16, 2020

Balint is a 30-year-old PhD student from northern Hungary, with expertise in organic farming and environmentally friendly agriculture. Well educated and fluent in English, Balint talks with passion about his daily work at an organic farm, hiking and spending time in nature. An expert in the field...

Will the Coronavirus Crisis Bring Down Hungary’s Failing Democracy?

April 14, 2020

History is not short of examples of autocrats who used a crisis to strengthen their grip on power. Our current crisis, triggered by the global spread of the new coronavirus, appears to be no different. Justified by the need for extraordinary measures to address the pandemic, on March 30 the...

Ayatollah Trump: The Global Rise of the Christian Right

April 05, 2019

Islamic extremism gets all the press, but Trump is just one of a growing number of Christian extremists in positions of political power. If Donald Trump goes to church regularly, he’s kept it a pretty good secret. He and his wife have made sure to alert the press on the few times he does...