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Hungarian Review Publishes Fourth 2012 Issue

Washington, DC – The “Hungarian Review”, the English-language affiliate of the bi-monthly journal Magyar Szemle, editedby Gyula Kodolányi, has published its July 2012 issue.  This important edition gives comprehensive overview of the currentpolitical situation in Hungary in English language.  As the editors of the periodical write in the introductory article:

“There is no question mark after the title of John O’Sullivan’s thoughtful and provocative essay “Sovereignty or Submission”, with which we lead this summer edition. With his revised version of the Preface to John Fonte’s new bookSovereignty or Surrender– again without a questionmark – we are pleased to provide a platform to a writer who challenges one of the central blind faiths of our time – the ideology of global governance. (…)

Ágnes Gereben compares the externalia and political setting of Putin’s inauguration to the coronation of the last Tsar, Nicolas II, in 1886. She also examines the narrow possibilities available to those protesting against Putinisation, and for greater democracy in Russia and finds little likelihood of their success.(…)

Writing of Slovenia, Zoltán Pogátsa does risk a question mark in the title of his essay: “Slovenia–the onlysuccess fulcase of economic transition?” “Very few Eastern European sare able to save anything at all” ,is one of hisbleakest observations.  While acknowledging the rather different  economic history  of Slovenia in the formerYugoslavia, compared to that of former Warsaw Pact countries like Hungary, as well as its smallsize, Pogátsasuggests nevertheless that the rest of the region has much to learn from a combined policy of high quality education, high wages, and a culture of seeking social consensus. (…)

(…) with Peter Murphy’s study of the feats of the Hungarian football team at the Olympics from 1952 to 72, and Andy Clark’s astonishingly detailed account of earlier national teams’ fate in 1912 and 1924 – complete with revelations about the atrocious travelling, eating and sleeping conditions the team had to endure.”(…)

The Hungarian Review has been published since 1991 by the BL Nonprofit Kft in Budapest, Hungary.  Currently, nine 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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