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 third issue for 2019.
On the cover: The entrance hall of the former Town Hall, today County Hall, in Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș, Romania). Photo by Géza Entz
This issue focuses on three large topics: immigration, the persecution of religious believers (especially Christians), and the elections to the European parliament.
The first article of this issue is by Theodore Dalrymple, Hungarian Review’s on-the-spot correspondent at the Matthias Corvinus College Budapest Summit on Migration in Budapest, Hungary entitled ‘On Thoughtcrimes in a Borderless World’ inspired by the lack of security screening at the above-mentioned conference. The Matthias Corvinus Collegium invited a long roster of distinguished international statesmen, academics, religious leaders, business people, and independent writers in March, and the speakers included two distinguished leaders from Europe’s conservative establishment, Nicholas Sarkozy from France and Václav Klaus from the Czech Republic. According to John O’Sullivan, it was an impressive event by any standards, including intellectual and political ones, and Hungarian Review hopes to publish its papers as articles in the coming months.
In another article in this topic in the ‘Current’ section entitled ‘The Iron Curtain Metaphor and the Fence Walls of the US and Hungarian Border Barriers – Part II’, Éva Eszter Szabó writes: “The US–Mexican border wall has inspired many similar protective migrant walls – such as the Hungarian border fence – and will continue to serve as an example for similar rising walls around the globe contributing to the era of global walls in our globalized world. (…) Having experienced the chaos and the national security risks involved in irregular mass migration first hand, there has been overwhelming support for the border fence in Hungary and in the other V4 countries that also participate in the operation and control of the border barrier.”
The ‘Current’ section contains further articles by Sir Noel Malcolm (“Human Rights and Political Wrongs”); and Nicholas T. Parsons (“Immigration, Lawfare and the Rise of the National Populism – Eric Kaufmann’s Whiteshift Points the Way to Irenic Compromise”).
The periodical then continues with a ‘Histories’ section with contributions by Katinka Beretka (“Evolution of the Anatomy Ambitions of Vojvodina Hungarians – Constitution and Activity of the Hungarian Minority Council in Serbia”); David A. J. Reynolds (“Not by Earthly Wisdom – Billy Graham’s 1977 Visit to Hungary in the Context of Church-State – Part I”); Gyula Kodolányi (“The Sermon of Saint John the Baptist – A Prose Poem After Pieter Bruegel the Elder”) and Miklós Bánffy (“The Phoenix Land – Part I”).
Finally, ‘The Arts’ section features articles by László Kálnoky (“On the Trail of a Line of Verse”); Tony Brinkley (“The Europe of Modern Russian Poets”); Olga Granasztói (“Széphalom – The Utopia of an English Garden – Part II”); and Attila Balázs (“Mysteries of the Organism (On the Death of D. M.)”).