Orbán threw in homophobia to distract from the Pegasus-scandal – and learned two things: 1) The Pegasus scandal really hurts him (according to him). 2) The man is improvising. It may not lead to his downfall in 2022. But it is not a sign of an upward trajectory for someone like him.
Can Orbán exit Hungary from the EU?
Referendums are not a bottom-up tool for mass participation but a top-down tool to enlist us in someone else’s wars
When protests, outrage, public opinion and voting results are all ignored
Interview with Adam Bartha, founding member of Momentum
The emergence of youth and expats on the political scene with an actual intention to enter politics
It took a young political movement to defeat Orbán’s catastrophic Olympic delusions – despite the general apathy
In an autocracy it is a stupid question to ask whether an order came from the top. The point is that it doesn’t have to.
When a question legitimizes evil
Orbán claims victory since 98% voted ‘no’. The opposition claims that it’s a defeat for Orbán since the participation was below the necessary 50% threshold.