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 second 2014 issue.
This issue addresses several topics of the recent political agenda both inside and outside Hungary.
The subjects of Nazi Occupation, the Holocaust and Responsibility are examined. An article by Geza Jeszenszky summarizes the terrible happenings during and immediately after the Second World War. A statement by the American Hungarian Federation, authored by Frank Koszorus, Jr., comments on events related to the occupation of Hungary by Hitler on March 19, 1944. In a commentary entitled “An other Hungary existed,” John Lukács praises the merits of Domokos Szent-Iványi’s book, „The Hungarian Independence Movement 1936-1944”.
István Stumpf, in an essay on The Fundamental Law in Hungary, answers several questions raised with respect to the l Law, such as the strong symbolism and value orientation of the new document, and examines the interpretation of separation of powers and modifications affecting judicial review.
Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radoslaw Sikorski describes what it means to be a mainstream democratic Eurosceptic these days. He identifies Euroscepticism’s common denominator: the belief that Europe’s citizens can enjoy the key benefits flowing from the European Union (peace and prosperity and global influence) without the EU’s institutional and legal structure.
Peter J. Wallison examines the causes of the 2008 financial crisis and gives a critique of the Dodd-Frank Act enacted by the US Congress in July 2010. He argues that the crisis was caused not by insufficient regulation, nor by an inherently unstable financial system. The real reasons behind the real estate bubble, he claims, were government housing policies. He concludes his analysis by recommending a thorough reorientation of the US housing finance system away from government control.
This issue of the Hungarian Review includes the familiar literary and artistic subsection, with wonderful writings on Hungarian Art Nouveau and on medieval wall painting in Transylvania.
The Hungarian Review has been published since 1991 by the BL Nonprofit Kft in Budapest, Hungary. Currently, eleven issues of the Hungarian Review (from 2010, 2011 and 2012) can be ordered from Amazon.com; or directly from the publisher; or by calling the Coalition office in Washington.