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    • Another Hungarian
    • 21.04.10 | 21:19 (IDT)

    Not all Hungarians are like 'Hungarian' in this Talkback. I, for one, despise the Jobbik and its antisemitic, anti-gypsy, 'magyarkodo' rhetoric. It's shameful that so many Hungarians voted for this party. The explanation is complex: my guess is that it's a mixture of age-old antisemitism, frustrated nationalism, heavy economical problems (for which, of course, somebody else needs to be blamed), self-pity, some particularities of the Hungarian national character, and many other factors. Anyway, if somebody wants to read an account of Jewish fate in WW2 Hungary, I can recommend the book 'Fatelessness' (Sorstalansag) by Nobel Prize winning author Imre Kertesz.

    from the article: Analysis / Hungary free speech leaves room for Nazi songs
    First published 12:45 21.04.10 | Last updated 16:42 21.04.10
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