So they believe their own propaganda and paranoia is now proudly admitted official policy
These two examples come from elementary school textbooks and making the rounds on social media – one more inexplicable than the next.
In June 2019, after some the usual mini-resistance, uproar, a little protesting and the obligatory voices of international disapproval, the academy of science (MTA) has been Orbanized. One year later, the minister personally rewrites the list of research grant recipients – to no one’s surprise.
Set aside your simplistic assumptions. Disinformation is way ahead of us
Authorities discontinued digital technology because it wouldn’t allow them to allocate frequencies
Two prosecutors were fired trying to stop the case against a corrupt Orbánist MP. He is now even bragging about it
We assume more sophistication from Orbán than he cares to practice. Does it hold any lessons for the future?
It’s not like having to triangulate between Fox and CNN. It is full-on, top-down propaganda and no one left to deliver news
There isn’t much left for us to follow what happens in Hungary. At this point I am more in the loop about American politics than I am about my own country – simply because there aren’t enough journalists left – and those who insist on persevering despite loyalists’ harassment and an increasingly hostile and impatient …
The steepest civilizatory decline among the Eastern Bloc