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2016

October

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October 10: The Demise of People’s Freedom 

#Media

 

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October 6: Referendum Homestretch on Hungarian Television 

#Hungarian Television, propaganda, 2016 Migrant-Quota Referendum, European Migrant Crisis

 

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October 3: The Referendum That Couldn’t Fail

#European Migrant Crisis; 2016 Migrant-Quota Referendum; European Union

 

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September

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September 11: Hungary’s 2016 Referendum on European Union Migrant Resettlement Quotas 

#European Migrant Crisis; 2016 Migrant-Quota Referendum

 

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September 5: Röszke—One Year Later

#European Migrant Crisis

 

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July

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July 30: Propaganda Camp

#OrbánEuropean Union, Tusványos Summer Universityspeech 

 

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March 

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March 17: Prime Minister Orbán’s March 15 Speech 

#Orbán, European migrant crisis, European Union, speechMarch 15

 

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January 

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January 17: Slaying the Gentle Giant  

#European migrant crisis, Migration Aid, propaganda 

 

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2015

December 

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December 28: Holiday Tidings from Viktor and Co.

#Orbán, Kövér, Lázár, European Union, interview 

 

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December 16: Through the Roof 

#Fidesz, European migrant crisis, poll

 

ArpiGoodDecember 8: Beginning of the End IV: Signs and Symbols

#photo gallery 

 

PintérFinalDecember 7: The Dubious Plot (2)

#Counter Terrorism Center

 

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November

HairDooGoodNovember 26: The Dubious Plot 

#Counter Terrorism Center

 

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November 17: Hungary and the Great Migration: Demographic Data

#European migrant crisis

 

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November 2: Viktor’s Anti-Migration Gambit Pays Off 

#European migrant crisis, Fidesz, poll

 

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October 

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October 31: Madam Ambassador’s Démarche

#Bell, United States

 

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October 23: State of the Democratic Opposition

#democratic opposition, October 23

 

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October 13: Beginning of the End III: the Cops

#photo gallery 

 

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October 10: The Röszke Telephones

#European migrant crisis, Hungarian Television, propaganda 

 

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October 6: Making Politics of Migration: the Civil Cooperation Forum Signs

#European migrant crisis, Civil Cooperation Forum, propaganda, photo gallery

 

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October 2: Orbán Government Notable Quotes: October 1–2, 2015

#European migrant crisis, Orbán, Lázár, propaganda

 

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September 

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September 28: Scenes from the Great Migration 4: Leaving Hungary at Hegyeshalom

#European migrant crisis, photo gallery

 

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September 21: Viktor’s New Sign 

#European migrant crisis, propaganda 

 

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September 16: The Curtain Falls Again

#European migrant crisis, border barrier, narrative, photo gallery

 

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September 11: Scenes from the Great Migration 3: the Eastern Railway Station Crisis 

#European migrant crisis, Migration Aid

 

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September 10: Hungary and the Great Migration

#European migrant crisis, border barrier 

 

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September 5: And So They Left

#European migrant crisis, photo gallery

 

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August 

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August 31: The Fields Are Speaking Pashto

#European migrant crisis, border barrier, narrative, photo gallery

 

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August 28: Scenes from the Great Migration 2: the Eastern and Western Railway Stations

#European migrant crisis, Migration Aid, photo gallery

 

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August 18: Stage 3: Dehumanization

#BayerEuropean migrant crisis 

 

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August 16: Scenes from the Great Migration: the Eastern Railway Station

#European migrant crisis, photo gallery

 

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July

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July 29: The Alienator

#Orbán, Romania, Tusványos Summer University

 

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July 27: He Talks Again

#Orbán, Romania, Tusványos Summer University

 

thumbnail July 10: Beginning of the End II: the Leaders

#photo gallery

 

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June  

BorderThumbGoodJune 19: Fortress Hungary

#European migrant crisis, border barrier

 

demonstrators3June 15: Beginning of the end I: the Demonstrators

#photo gallery

 

Magyarországra Jössz GoodJune 10: Sign War I

#European migrant crisis, propaganda

 

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May 

 May 26: Hell-lo Dictator! OJGood

#Juncker, OrbánEuropean Union

NCGoodMay 19: National Consultation on Immigration and Terrorism

#European migrant crisis, immigration, terrorism, propaganda

 

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May 11: The Jobbikization of Fidesz (Act I): Reinstatement of the Death Penalty

#Fidesz, Jobbik, Fidesz and Jobbik 

 

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April 

Thumbnail22April 13: Two-Thirds Minus Two: Jobbik Breakthrough

#Jobbik, radical nationalism

 

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April 10: Interview: Jobbik President Gábor Vona

#Vona, Jobbik, radical nationalism, interview

 

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April 6: “Life Instinct” or Insider Trading?

#Quaestor, Szijjártó, Eastern Opening 

 

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March 

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March 13: Siss-boom-BANG! 

#Simicska, Orbán

 

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March 1: Two-Thirds Minus One

#Fidesz, two-thirds majority

 

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February 

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February 19: Birds of a Feather

#Orbán, Bayer, Putin, Russia

 

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February 14: Taking the Ball 

#Vona, radical nationalism, Jobbik, Fidesz, Fidesz and Jobbikspeech

 

Lali ThumbFebruary 8: The Fury of an Oligarch Scorned

#SimicskaOrbán, media

 

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January 

ThumbGoodJanuary 27: Back in the Fold?

#Juncker, Orbán, European Union 

 

ThumbnailJanuary 13: Je Suis Viktor 

#Orbán, immigration, terrorism

 

Uncle Sam goodJanuary 5: Designated Adversary 2015: USA

#United States, Orbán, Lázár, Kövér, Rogán

 

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2014

December

LázárThumbDecember 28: Another Cleft in the Monolith

#Fidesz, Lázár, Kövér 

 

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December 18: The Spectacular Fall

#Fidesz, internet tax, poll, Rogán, United States

 

ThumbnailGoodSeeDecember 3: Teutonic Shift 

#Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Opening, Orbán

 

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November

RTThumbnailNovember 13: NYT vs. RT

#United States, Russia, Orbán

 

Jobbik Thumb GoodNovember 11: 24 Bastions

#Jobbikradical nationalism

 

FredCedThumbNovember 9: Seen from the Corner of Fremont and Cedar

#Hungary, narrative 

 

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October

ThumbnailgoodOctober 5: Feeling No Shame

#Szijjártó 

 

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September

MediaThumbGoodSeptember 28: D-Day 

#Hungarian News Agency, media, narrative

 

L. SimonSeptember 7: Cleft in the Monolith

#Simicska, Fidesz, media

 

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August

OrbánThumbgoodAugust 31: The Lines on His Face 

#Orbán 

 

KertészTAugust 24: Fateful Endings

#Kertész, Lukacs, Jews 

 

Thumbnail GoodAugust 17: The Second Little Pinprick 

#Jews, Jobbik, radical nationalism

 

Thumbnail Good GoodAugust 9: Will the Real Mr. Fidesz Please Stand Up! 

#communism, Fidesz

 

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August 6: In Defense of Illiberal Democracy 

#Bayer, illiberal democracy

 

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August 1: Proclamation of the Illiberal Hungarian State

#Orbán, illiberal democracy, Tusványos Summer University

 

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July

Thumbnail GoodJuly 25: Round About Midnight

#German Occupation Memorial, Jews, Holocaust, political aesthetics, photo gallery

 

GazsiGood22July 17: Tempest in a Teacup? 

#Orbán, football 

 

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June

Thumbnail Good 1June 27: Invasion of the HomoVikings

 #EEA and Norway Grantshomosexuality

 

Thumbnail Good 44June 22: The Big Gun Swings into Action 

#advertising tax, mediaMészárosVajna 

 

Thumbnail Good2June 10: A Few Thousand Malcontents

 #advertising tax, mediaLázár, narrative, photo gallery

 

Thumbnail Good3June 5: Black Screen of Protest

#advertising tax, media 

 

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May

Thumbnail Good1May 31: The Orbán Speeches

#Orbán, 2014 National Assembly election, speech 

 

DrumMay 29: In Its Own Image

#Szőcs, political aesthetics 

 

Thumbnail Good 43May 11: One Step Forward 

 #Áder, Holocaust, Jews, speech

 

Thumbnail Good 3May 6: Sign of Things to Come

 #Orbán, European Union, propaganda

 

Thumbnail Good14May 2: The Jobbik May Day Celebration

#Jobbik, radical nationalismnarrative, photo gallery

 

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April

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April 30: The Soul of Hungarian Radical Nationalism 

#radical nationalism, Jews

 

BibóGidApril 27: The Phony Realist  

#Bibó, Orbán, illiberal democracy  

 

Thumbnail GoodHungApril 10: Crunching the Election Numbers 

#2014 National Assembly election, narrative

 

Thumbnail Good BiuildingApril 6: Early Report from the Front

#2014 National Assembly election

 

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#2014 National Assembly election, FideszOrbán 

 

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March

We Love Good2March 30: Not with a Whimper 

#Peace March, 2014 National Assembly election, narrative, photo gallery

 

szijjartothumbMarch 23: Frack It to Me Baby!

#Russia, United Statesenergy 

 

JobbikThumbgoodMarch 16: Ides of March 

#March 15Jobbik, Fidesz, democratic opposition, narrative

 

SzaniGoodMarch 12: Too Close for Comfort 

#Fidesz, radical nationalismHungarian minorities, Ukraine, media 

 

Crimea goodMarch 7: Vlad Beyond Reproach  

#Orbán, Putin, Russia, Ukraine

 

utilityGood2March 2: Peace, Bread and Utility-Fee Cuts! 

#utility-fee cuts, propaganda

 

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February

Thumbnail GoodEUFebruary 26: From Russia with Love

#Ukraine, Russia, media

 

SolyGood2February 21: Conservative Ray of Hope 

#Sólyom, Paks Nuclear Power Plant, Fundamental Law  

 

OrputFebruary 12: Deal of the Century  

#Paks Nuclear Power Plant, Eastern Opening, Russia, energy 

 

ThumbGoodFebruary 10: Notes from the Carnival Ball 

#Fidesz, Orbán, narrative 

 

GThumbGoodFebruary 3: A Thousand Clowns

#Civil Cooperation Forum, propaganda

 

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January

Konrád GoodJanuary 30: Prophetic Words from 1989

#Konrád, illiberal democracy 

 

Lukacs2January 28: An Archconservative Speaks Out 

#Lukacs, Paks Nuclear Power Plant, Russia 

 

DickheadGoodJanuary 25: Back to the Future 

#Bencsik, Peace March, Russia, United States

 

Memorial Good2January 24: What Is Truth?  

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2013

December

PipemanDecember 30: Understanding Fidesz

#Orbán, Fidesz 

 

OrbánThumbDecember 22: Having Your Cake 

 #Fidesz, foreign-currency loans, judiciary 

 

TgoodDecember 17: The First Little Pinprick

#Toroczkai, Jobbik, radical nationalism  

 

USAThumbDecember 9: Euro-Atlantic Greetings

#Gáspár Tamás Miklós, BellUnited States

 

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November

CBA ThumbNovember 29: Workers of the World! 

#Peace March 

 

Németh ThumbNovember 27: Minus 20 Everywhere

 #utility-fee cuts, propaganda

 

Török ThumbNovember 21: Shooting the Messenger

#Török 

 

Orbán ThumbNovember 19: The Start of Something Big 

#Orbán 

 

VonaThumbGoodNovember 17: Follow the Evil Twin

#Fidesz, Jobbik, Fidesz and Jobbik

 

KözmunkásThumbNovember 9: The Fluorescent Army 

#public work, unemployment benefits 

 

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October

BiszkuThumbGoodOctober 31: Why Just Now? 

#Biszku, communism, judiciary, propaganda 

 

Peace March GoodOctober 23: The Soft White Underbelly

#Peace March, October 23, democratic oppositionnarrative

 

SolyomThumbOctober 10: This Kind of Place

#Hungary

 

johnnyThumbGoodOctober 2: Where Have all the Bums Gone? 

#homelessness, photo gallery

 

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September 

StalinThumbUseThisSeptember 30: Testament to Weakness 

#democratic opposition, Orbán, narrative, photo gallery

 

OrbánMatolcsGidSeptember 17: The Ignoble Struggle

 #utility-fee cuts 

 

MáraiGoodPicSeptember 12: In Márai’s Footsteps

#Márai, Horthy, communism 

 

RogánThumbSeptember 6: The Crossroad of Principle 

#Rogán, Fidesz, foreign-currency loans 

 

Pie ThumbSeptember 4: Easy as Pie

#Hungarian political dynamic  

 

KuminSeptember 2: The Paid Bamboozler     

#Kumin, Gypsies, propaganda

 

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August

CsatáryThumbGoodAugust 29: See No Evil 

#Jewsradical nationalism, football 

 

TEKTHUMBAugust 27: Marching to Praetoria

#Counter Terrorism Center

 

wonder deer goodAugust 26: Butting Heads with the Wonder Deer

#radical nationalism, narrative 

 

Gárda Thumbnail goodAugust 25: Uniform Disorder

#New Hungarian Guard, Vona, radical nationalism

 

Thumbnail Good O-BAugust 16: The Friends You Keep 

#Orbán, Tőkés, Tusványos Summer University, Hungarian minorities, Romania

 

Thumbnail Good 2August 10: Naming the Assassins 

#Fidesz, Gypsiespropaganda  

 

OrbánThumbGood2August 8: One Man’s Plaything  

#Orbán, football 

 

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July

National ConsultationJuly 25: Mass Mobilization 101  

#Orbán, European Unionpropaganda 

 

Thumbnail Csányi GoodJuly 24: Geronimo!

#Csányi, foreign-currency loans

 

Angyan GoodJuly 13: Cracks in the Monolith  

#Fidesz, Land Law, state tobacco monopoly 

 

Cardboard ThumbnailJuly 8: The Cardboard Men 

#Fideszhomosexuality, photo gallery

 

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July 7: Swallowing the Frog

#Orbán, Fidesz, European Union, utility-fee cuts 

 

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June

Orbán ThumbnailJune 20: Fill in the Blanks

#Orbáncommunismspeech 

 

Rooster ThumbJune 15: The Bantam Shows His Spurs 

#Orbán, European Union, Fundamental Law, utility-fee cuts

 

Orbán Thumbnail GoodJune 12: The Divisiveness of National Cooperation 

#Orbán, national cooperation  

 

OrbánHendeGoodJune 10: After the Deluge 

#Orbán

 

Thumbnail NationalismJune 5: Nationalism with a Smiley Face 

#Fidesz, Horthy, Trianon, Hungarian minorities

 

Thumbnail ScapegoatJune 4: The Faux Foe 

#European Union, FideszTrianon

 

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May 

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May 30: The Primary Symptom 

#Fidesz, JobbikGypsiesJews 

 

Élő ThumbMay 26: Fecal Matter

#media

 

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May 9: Who Should Not Be?

#Bayer, Gypsies, Media Law 

 

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May 6: The Sleeping Dog

#Orbán, Jews

 

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