Hungarian Review Publishes Fourth 2016 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 fourth 2016 issue.

On the cover: The cutaway southern birds-eye view of the Machaerus royal palace of King Herod and Tetrarch Herod Antipas, as visualized with the implied ancient colours.

Hungarian Review and Századvég Foundation, Hungary’s leading conservative think tank jointly organized a conference on Margaret Thatcher on May 5, 2016. This event was the second of a series entitled ‘A Europe of Values’ that followed the first conference on the principles of leadership and political legacy of General Charles de Gaulle. According to the organizers, the theme of the conference series to be followed within this framework on great European leaders of the last half century is given topicality by the painful leadership and value crises witnessed in present day Europe.

The ‘Current’ section of this issue contains contributions on the topic by three former British associates of Margaret Thatcher, namely Iain Lindsay (Iron Will in Politics: Margaret Thatcher); Christopher Collins (Iron Will in Diplomacy – Thatcher and Hungary 1979-1984) and John O’Sullivan (The Thatcher Legacy).

In his article entitled ‘The Thatcher Legacy’ John O’ Sullivan states that “The more she (Margaret Thatcher) encountered the European Union, the more suspicious of it she became. It seemed to her to concentrate the centralising and levelling passions in one vast bureaucratic machine insensitive to the sovereignty of nations and the aspirations of citizens. Above all, she believed it simply did not suit the British who had grown up under different institutions and with a different social outlook”.

The ‘Current’ section also includes other contributions from György Granasztói (The Two Europes) and János Martonyi (Clash of Ideologies – Is Transatlantic Trade the Right Battlefield? – Part I).

The periodical then continues with a ‘Histories’ section with contributions by Kelemen Mikes (Letters from Turkey – Translations ny Bernard Adams); Melinda Bányász (On the Days of the Exiled Prince Rákóczi – Lajos Hopp on Kelemen Mikes); and an interview with Péter Ákos Bod by Nóra Szekér entitled ‘Way Beyond the Taxi Blockade’.

Finally, the ‘Arts and Letters’ section has articles by John Ridland (No Ordinary Girl – an Introduction to Panni Palásti’s Budapest Girl); Panni Palásti (Budapest Girl – An Immigrant Confronts the Past); Clayton Eshleman (Orphic Ontologies); and Győző Vörös (Where Saint John the Baptist Was Beheaded – Hungarian Archeological Excavations in the Fortified Herodian Royal Palace of Machaerus).

The previous issue was not distributed due to technical reasons, but it is available for order online. Currently, 33 issues of the Hungarian Review (from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) can be ordered from; or directly from the publisher; or by calling the Coalition office in Washington.

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