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If Scheppele has objections to Fidesz politically, she is free to voice them, but she overstates her case against Hungary’s current legal order with inaccurate information and irresponsible accusations.
By casting the confrontation between the free West and the communist East in moral terms, Thatcher gave courage to opponents of communism and hope to its victims.
My generation has become a hostage to the easy consumption it has enjoyed for free for so long. The best response lies, first of all, in young people reexamining their own mindsets.
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.
After the initial, highly public loss of several key competences, the Constitutional Court spent the year staking out powers of review on some of the most controversial public policies.
What is needed is for Hungarians and other Europeans living in the post-Soviet era to shed their history of government-mandated charity and reclaim a self-sufficient spirit of civic responsibility.