Hungary’s Cautionary Tale: How Autocrats Broke Democracy

Hungary’s Cautionary Tale: How Autocrats Broke Democracy

Viktor Orbán has become an icon to far-right Christian nationalists around the world. How did this onetime radical firebrand become one of Vladimir Putin's staunchest allies -- referred to by some as a "Trojan horse for Russia?" Do Orbán and his majority Fidesz party serve the best interests and desires of the people? Or is he the godfather of a criminal organization built on conspiracy theories about the European Union, immigrants, the LGBTQ+ community, George Soros and others? Is Viktor Orbán's Hungary, in fact, a cautionary tale for those who believe in free, representative, multi-political party democracy? To explore these questions and more, CITIZENARTS is honored to present a dynamic podcast discussion with Borbala Kriza, Bálint Magyar and Zsuzsanna Szelényi in Hungary’s Cautionary Tale: How Autocrats Broke Democracy.

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November 15, 2023 60 mins

“Hungary is actually an incubator where experiments are done on the future of conservative policies....We didn’t just talk about defeating the progressives and liberals and causing a conservative Christian political turn, but we actually did it."
- Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary, Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Budapest, May 4, 2023

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