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Looking back on democratic Hungary’s history, one is struck by the role of young men and women in the most important political movements. Today, however, young people are generally thought to be careless and unaware or extreme.
A balanced commentary about Hungary would help create a climate of accountability, which would help Fidesz correct its constitutional mistakes while still respecting the legitimate mandate of its two-thirds majority.
Heroes elevate the spirit, embody excellence over mediocrity, inspire personal sacrifice over comfort or convenience, and offer us an opportunity to feel gratitude. These are all things that are desperately needed in our melancholic country these days.