Hungarian Review Publishes First 2012 Issue

The “Hungarian Review”, the English-language affiliate of the bi-monthly journal Magyar Szemle, edited by Gyula Kodolányi, has published its January 2012 issue.  This new edition is an important one, as it gives comprehensive overview of the current political situation in Hungary in English language.  As the editors of the periodical write in the introductory article:

“ […] Contributors to this edition of Hungarian Review offer their own, erudite and sometimes controversial views on these and other issues of the day.  John O’Sullivan challenges the received wisdom about the UK’s alleged ‘isolation’ in Europe, and what actually happened on that now famous December night in the fiscal union debate.  […]

Equally boldly, George Schöpflin encourages readers to seek the angels, as well as the devil in the details.  He defends the record in office of the much-maligned Fidesz government.  He finds much to be criticised, but much of the criticism exaggerated as well.

Péter Ákos Bod, our regular contributor, looks at the unorthodox economics being applied in other EU countries, alongside those being applied in Hungary.  He places the downgrading of Hungary, and Hungary’s bid for a new standby credit agreement from the IMF, in that context.  […]”

You can purchase this issue from, the popular online retailer of books at, or directly from the publisher, or by calling the Coalition office in Washington.

The Hungarian Review has been published since 1991 by the BL Nonprofit Kft in Budapest, Hungary.  Currently, eight issues of the Hungarian Review (from 2010, 2011 and 2012) can be ordered from

The periodical is also available by subscription at the journal’s own website.

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