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According to the leading daily opposition newspaper (Népszabadság), “the largest public demonstrations since the regime change” took place in the Hungarian capital this month. In and of itself this is no small matter, but this “March of Peace” was – oddly enough – organized by civil supporters of the ruling conservative government and represents a [...]
CSS hosted a discussion in Budapest with Ronald Reagan’s special advisor and former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, moderated by Reagan’s former speechwriter Peggy Noonan, about the life and legacy of Reagan in relation to Central and Eastern Europe. How did Reagan view America’s role in the future freedom of captive nations? What were his [...]
By reinforcing property rights, economic liberty and an independent judiciary, Budapest can finally complete the regime change of 1989.
This article was first published in the Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2011.