Easy as Pie

New PieThe dynamic that drives Hungarian politics is simple.  

Hungary’s population is divided into two political tribes of roughly equal size and strength: the nationalists and the internationalists. There is very little migration between them. 

Hungary’s economy is like a pie that always remains about the same size. It is too small if divided equally to provide the entire population with a comfortable subsistence.  

Both the nationalist tribe and the internationalist tribe always possess one-third of this pie.  The dominant tribe gains possession of the remaining third. They never share.  

Hungarian politics is the manifestation of the battle between the two tribes for the contested third of the pie.  

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