Europe's New Strongman

Author: Paul Lendvai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849048699

Category: Hungary

Page: 273

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A no-holds-barred biography of Viktor Orb�n, the most successful--and arguably most dangerous--politician in Hungarian history.Through a masterly and cynical manipulation of ethnic nationalism, and deep-rooted corruption, Prime Minister Orb�n has exploited successive electoral victories to build a closely knit and super-rich oligarchy. More than any other EU leader, he wields undisputed power over his people.Orb�n's ambitions are far-reaching. Hailed by governments and far-right politicians as the champion of a new anti-Brussels nationalism, his ruthless crackdown on refugees, his open break with normative values and his undisguised admiration for Presidents Putin and Trump pose a formidable challenge to the survival of liberal democracy in a divided Europe. Mining exclusive documents and interviews, celebrated journalist Paul Lendvai sketches the extraordinary rise of Orb�n, an erstwhile anti-communist rebel turned populist autocrat. His compelling portrait reveals a man with unfettered power.


Third Edition

Author: Richard S. Esbenshade,Debbie Nevins

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 150260339X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 5317


Though small in size, Hungary is as rich in its history and culture as it is in its distinctive, paprika-laden cuisine. Set off from the rest of Europe by its unique Magyar language and spirit, the country has always been something of an outlier. This book traces Hungary's development, from its early days as a haven for nomadic tribes to its years as a Soviet satellite state and beyond. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.

Alternative Tourism in Budapest

Class, Culture, and Identity in a Postsocialist City

Author: Susan E. Hill

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498528651

Category: Social Science

Page: 122

View: 1908


Alternative Tourism in Budapest: Class, Culture, and Identity in a Postsocialist City analyzes the particular imaginaries of Hungarian culture that are produced and circulated through alternative tourism a generation after state socialism.

Global Studies


Author: E. Gene Frankland

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780072862591

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4768


This eighth edition of Global Studies: Europe contains background essays on Western Europe and each of its countries. Each country report features detailed maps and statistics. A compilation of carefully selected articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world is reprinted in this volume, and an annotated list of World Wide Web sites guides students to additional resources. Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/) is a student Web site designed to support Global Studies titles.

The Grooves of Change

Eastern Europe at the Turn of the Millennium

Author: J. F. Brown

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: History

Page: 296

View: 7713


The Grooves of Change is the culmination of J. F. Brown’s esteemed career as an analyst of Eastern Europe. He traces events in this diverse and disruption-riddled region from the communist era to the years of transition after the fall of the Berlin Wall to the present. Brown also provides specific analyses of the development of liberal democratic culture in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe—Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the successor states of Yugoslavia. While acknowledging that the term “Eastern Europe” began to fall into disuse with the end of the cold war, Brown uses it as a framework for discussing the enduring features of the modern history of this region: its basic continuity, the prominence of ethnic and national factors, and its dependence on great powers or combinations of powers outside it. He explains the significance of the growing gulf between East Central Europe and South Eastern Europe, the overall political and economic deprivation and its effect on the people, the urgency of change, and the complex dynamics within Eastern Europe that have defied definitions and generalization. Finally, Brown points to the need for continuing assistance by the United States and the West and suggests what the twenty-first century may bring to this constantly changing part of the world. Those seeking a clear overview of events in Eastern Europe during the recent psat and the state of these nations now will benefit from this incisive study by J. F. Brown.