Paprika Politikoriginal commentary on politics, economy, and culture in Hungary and Central Europe.

Paprika Politik describes the quintessentially Hungarian way of life, where global ingredients mix to create local flavors. In this blog, observers of Hungary (both inside and out) will share their thoughts on current politics, economic trends, and the state of society and culture at all levels—ever with a mind to the further development of a free and prosperous post-Communist society in the region.

In 2012—after more than 1,000 years of history, Hungary crossed the Rubicon, so to speak, by implementing its first democratically-adopted constitution. This new Fundamental Law has opened a new chapter in the country’s democratic history, the pages of which are being written at this very moment. The constitution is not perfect and the country’s constitutional culture is flagging, amidst severe economic challenges. Hungary’s fate depends, ultimately, neither on the national government nor on any foreign government:  It depends on the Hungarian people and most importantly young Hungarians.

Contributors to this blog in one way or another are taking an active role in shaping Hungary’s future, either practically or intellectually. Their endeavors and perspectives will be reflected in future pages of this online column. They continue the noble tradition of debate and vigorous intellectual exchange, thereby strengthening the West, and Hungary’s place in it. Their own fresh voices represent the different flavours of a new generation of freedom-minded thinkers who partake in politics, desire prosperity, and enjoy philosophy—all with a pinch of paprika.

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Note: This blog is provided by the Common Sense Society of Budapest as an online, English-language platform for the publication and exchange of diverse and differing perspectives about Hungarian politics, economy, and culture. The views represented here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CSS. The Common Sense Society does not receive funding from any government entity or political party.

Contribute: To submit a piece for publication on the blog or for general inquiries, please write to editor[at]commonsensesociety.com with the subject line “Paprika Politik”.

 

 

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This blog is provided by the Common Sense Society of Budapest as an online, English-language platform for the publication and exchange of diverse and differing perspectives about Hungarian politics, economy, and culture. The views represented here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CSS. The Common Sense Society does not receive funding from any government entity or political party.