The author mentions that criticism of Viktor Orbán’s methods and rhetoric, including his controversial statement last month that “we don’t want to become a people of mixed race,” has not diminished his appeal. On the contrary.
Many people are attracted to Orbán’s ideology and style, which is why he is regularly criticized by Hungarian progressive NGOs, as well as by the current democratic leadership and American newspapers, even though this is proof of his success
He points out that it is rare for the head of a foreign country – and even one the size of Kentucky – to become the subject of such intense American scrutiny.
Viktor Orbán appears in the debates about democracy, authoritarianism and liberalism not only because Hungary stands out from the political point of view compared to the other members of NATO and the European Union.
Also because Viktor Orbán’s career shows the extent to which conservatism has transformed in the 21st century. in the first decades of the century
According to the author, Viktor Orbán exemplifies the militant spirit and contemptuous attitude of the right wing, which sees itself as culturally belittled, isolated, dispossessed and under siege by forces that are undermining Western civilization from within.
“Orbán is not a Trump lookalike. He is the leader of the populist-nationalist camp, whom they previously wanted to see in Trump,” he writes.
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Cover photo: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Hungary, a two-day conservative political forum (Photo: MTI/Minister’s Press Office/Zoltán Fischer)
Source: Magyar Nemzet by magyarnemzet.hu.
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