Tag: Orban, Viktor

In Their 80s, and Living It Up (or Not)

  Credit…Matthew Monteith for The New York Times To the Editor: Re “Living My Life Again,” by Katharine Esty (Opinion guest essay, Sunday Review, Nov. 21): Dr. Esty, who is 87, put her social life on hold for most of the pandemic, but now she goes out often, plans to attend parties and has been to […]

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The Viktor Orban Effect: Why U.S. Conservatives Love Hungary

The Catholic Church in Poland is a more widely popular and legitimate institution, because of the role it played in resisting communism. In Krakow this winter, I met the philosopher Ryszard Legutko, a former anti-communist dissident who became increasingly disenchanted with liberal democracy in the 1990s, in a way that was illuminating for skeptics of […]

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In Hungary’s Heartland, Orban Faces a Unified Challenge to His Rule

HODMEZOVASARHELY, Hungary — A devout Catholic, he abhors abortion as “murder” and once voted for Viktor Orban, Hungary’s pugnacious populist leader, impressed by his promises to root out corruption and end the disarray left by years of leftist rule. On Sunday, however, Peter Marki-Zay, the mayor of this town in Hungary’s conservative rural heartland, became […]

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Fake Polls and Tabloid Coverage on Demand: The Dark Side of Sebastian Kurz

VIENNA — It seemed like a miracle. For years, Austria’s conservative party had languished far behind its rivals. Then in May 2017, the polls spectacularly reversed, giving the conservatives newfound credibility that helped them convince voters that they had a real chance of winning. Five months later, in elections, they did. The man credited with […]

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Should Gifted Students Be in Separate Classes?

To the Editor: Re “With His Term Ending, de Blasio Seeks Overhaul of Gifted Classes” (front page, Oct. 9): Eliminating gifted-and-talented programs and asking teachers to meet the needs of students with a vast range of abilities in a single classroom makes as much sense as eliminating grade levels and asking teachers to meet the […]

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Global Tax Deal Moves Closer as Hungary, a Low-Tax Holdout, Signs On

An effort to enact the biggest overhaul to the international tax system in a century gained further momentum on Friday when Hungary, one of the remaining holdouts in a group of more than 130 nations, said it would agree to adopt a 15 percent global minimum tax rate. A deal, which is expected to be […]

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The Poland-Belarus Border Is the Site of a New Migrant Crisis

European officials insist such policies are necessary. Ylva Johansson, the European commissioner for home affairs, said in late September that the bloc must “stand together to protect our external borders.” But what kind of politics is the E.U. enabling? On Sept. 27, Poland’s interior ministry held a news conference accusing the refugees of terrorism, zoophilia […]

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Hungary’s Leader Fights Criticism in U.S. via Vast Influence Campaign

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Mike Pence turned up in Hungary last month to speak to a conference on conservative social values hosted by the far-right government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Jeff Sessions, the former attorney general, was another recent visitor. Tucker Carlson did his Fox News show from Hungary for a week this […]

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