Hungarian Review Publishes Second 2012 Issue

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

[…] In this edition of the Hungarian Review, we kick off with Nick Thorpe’s report of the Prime Minister [Viktor Orbán]’s performance in Strasbourg, in what is presented as a football match played by the major fraction teams of the European Parliament.  Viktor Orbán may have been the top scorer of that match, Thorpe concludes, but the season ahead will prove long and arduous.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of the remarkable Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Jews in Hungary before he disappeared in the hands of the Soviet secret services. We publish Foreign Minister János Martonyi’s speech to launch the Wallenberg year in Hungary and János Pelle’s painstaking reconstruction of both the man and the context in which he worked.  […]

Péter Ákos Bod, in his regular column, examines the fundamentals of the Hungarian economy and finds them surprisingly sturdy – notwithstanding the government’s failure to deliver on its promise of growth. In a second economic essay, László Árva and András Schlett stand back from the battles of the moment, to stand up for the state as a necessary “sentinel” to ensure economic development. […]

Also in our Current Affairs section, Zoltán Balog reflects on the changing position of the Roma, eighteen months into his tenure as Secretary of State for Social Inclusion, and on a government strategy which has won grudging admiration at home and abroad. […]”

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, nine issues of the Hungarian Review (from 2010, 2011 and 2012) can be ordered from

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