2014.11.22.   Hajba Máté
Western Opening in Hungary

Hungary is on the razor’s edge. On one side, there is Europe, on the other, Russia. Hungary is on the razor’s edge hacking itself in twain. This summer the country’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán made it clear: he is commandeering the country toward Russia and he is going to implement an illiberal democracy modelled on the system of Putin. A couple of weeks ago people got fed up with standing on the sharp, painful edge of the razor, and did not wish to have the sword of an illiberal democracy dangling above their heads by a thread of corruption. They chose the West.