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Hungarian Review Publishes Fifth 2013 Issue

Washington, DC – The “Hungarian Review”, the English-language affiliate of the bi-monthly journal Magyar Szemle, edited by Gyula Kodolányi, has published its fifth 2013 issue.  This important edition gives comprehensive overview of the current political situation in Hungary in English language. 

Please read a few quotations picked from the current issue:

János Horváth – Encounters with a Grey Eminence – Remembering Domokos Szent-Iványi Szent-Iványi was not only a man of great learning and excellent connections but also someone who operated with a sixth sense in the world. At the time when Hitler and Stalin were forging an alliance and the US wanted to live in peace, his forecast was that war was a mere half year away, that the US would eventually join in on the side of Britain and France in Spring 1942, that they would form a coalition with the Soviets, that Hitler would lose the war, and that after the great conflagration of Europe, the US and the Soviet Union would remain standing as the only Great Powers.(…)”

Sándor Romano Rácz – Our Dysfunctional Relationship — The Roma in Hungarian Society  – The View From a Smaller State  “(…)  The status of Gypsy musicians thus stabilised itself at the edges of the two cultures, which also meant that they had to know and use the norms of both worlds, which in turn was reflected in their performances. They had one style reserved for their general audience – for the white gadzsó majority, corresponding to that audience’s expectations and tastes. And they had another style, used when they played among themselves. Formally, this style too corresponded to Hungarian folk music, but its content was different.

Kálmán Makláry – The Memory of the Future – On the Work of Simon Hantai  “(…)The invitation to the exhibition, comprising some twenty canvases, featured the  following  introduction written  by  Hantai  himself:  “Sexe-Prime. Hommage à Jean-Pierre Brisset. Painting executed in an afternoon of erotic fascination (the act of love becoming one with the act of painting) through arbitrary orgiastic acts in a magic-erotic climate.. (…)”

Attila Balázs – Requiem for a Bygone Country“(…) As any post-World War II Yugoslav schoolbook will tell you, Yugoslavia during the second great world conflagration – from when of course its history truly dates – was not only riddled by occupiers but also by an inhuman, accursed ancient régime. (…)”

The Hungarian Review has been published since 1991 by the BL Nonprofit Kft in Budapest, Hungary.  Currently, eleven issues of the Hungarian Review (from 2010, 2011 and 2012) can be ordered from; or directly from the publisher; or by calling the Coalition office in Washington.

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