Hungarian Review Publishes Fifth 2015 Issue

Washington, DC – The “Hungarian Review,” the English-language affiliate of the bi-monthly journal Magyar Szemle, edited by Gyula Kodolányi and John O’Sullivan, has published its fifth 2015 issue.

On the cover: The cross vault. All photos by Zsuzsanna Wierdl except if stated otherwise.

While the previous issue focused on the topic of migration, this issue too includes an editorial note by John O’Sullivan entitled “Hungary and Europe Under Siege,” in view of the additional developments over the last two months. He notes that “migrants of every kind – refugees from wars in Syria and Iraq, Christians fleeing persecution throughout the Middle East, ordinary people from the Third World seeking a better life in the freer societies of Europe, criminals and terrorists hiding in these human waves for their own nefarious purposes – have suddenly laid siege to Hungary in huge numbers.” Sullivan also notes that  “the EU has helped to create this problem, and its attempts to solve it seem likely to make it worse.”

The ‘Current’ section includes contributions from Norman Stone (Being Right at the Wrong Moment: Robert Conquest);  John O’ Sullivan (Remembering Robert Conquest); and Péter Ákos Bod (A World of Peripheries).

The next section is devoted to ‘1990,’ featuring Gyula Kodolányi’s reflections (May 1990: József Antall Launches His Government – Part II); excerpts of speeches of József Antall in 1990; and an article by János Martonyi (Helmut Kohl – Man of Germany and Europe).

The periodical then continues with an ‘Essays’ section with contributions by László Trócsányi (Rule of Law: The Ascendancy of Conscience in Europe); Miklós Szánthó  (“May There Be Peace, Freedom and Accord”, on Hungary’s New Electoral System – Part I); Tibor Frank (“C’est la paix!” – The Sixtus Letters and the Peace Initiative of Emperor Karl I); Árpád Kadarkay (War and Art – Part IV (2); and Alexander Stemp (Szelmenc: The Divided Village).

Finally, the ‘Arts and Letters’ section has articles by Attila Balázs (Soldier, Salted); Ales Debeljak (One Town, Many Books); Nicholas T. Parsons (The Commodification of Culture: Money, Aesthetics and the Contemporary Art Racket – Part I); and Mária Prokopp (The Castle Chapel in Eszterom – The Royal Seat of Béla III).

Currently, 28 issues of the Hungarian Review (from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) can be ordered from; or directly from the publisher; or by calling the Coalition office in Washington.

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