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The Constitutional Court on Tuesday struck down the government’s law, thereby restoring hundreds of churches’ official status. Now is a good time to reflect upon the proper relationship between religion and government in Hungary.
Diplomatic experience had convinced Kennan that democracy was inimical to a mature and responsible foreign policy, in part because democracies had to contend with a public opinion that was woefully uninformed and erratic.