I was looking at the famous picture of the little excavator pecking away at the base of a city-sized vessel and couldn’t help but wonder how the scene would have looked like if the accident took place in the US.
R. Daniel Kelemen from Rutgers has given an interview to Népszava and in it he mentioned that the benefit of an EU-membership might be that Orbán will not resort to Lukashenko-like violence because an EU member state can not sink as deeply into autocracy as a non-member could.
The insane micromanaging rules of the square meter-based reopening plan visualized.
Orbán called young doctors servants, children “public goods” and Katalin Karikó, the inventor of the mRNA vaccines “a Hungarian housewife”. And that’s just last week.
The Hungarian state does take care of itself, that’s for sure. To the tune of 8.2% of GDP, to be precise.
This was supposed to be the moment when Orbán could shine and demonstrate how superior his unlimited power is in tackling a crisis.
Arguably, every effort to define something starts with “I know it when I see it”. Then we proceed to draft a definition that includes what we want included but excludes what we don’t.
Observe submissive authoritarian minds in action.
The crackdown on independent media has reached the stage of gleeful micromanagement and the final stab.
First of all, a competent government is an oxymoron – but you wouldn’t believe me anyway.