Tag: illiberal democracy
July 15, 2019 Donald Thoresen
Can a New Elite Save Us?
Martin Gurri’s The Revolt of the Public & the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium
The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium
San Francisco: Stripe Press, 2018
Though the recent wave of social media censorship has been particularly harsh, those active in Rightist politics are well aware that the struggle between corporate and governmental information controllers and political dissidents is not new. (more…)
Video of the Day
Viktor Orbán: Say Goodbye to the Elite of ’68
80 words / 42:33
This a complete video, with English subtitles, of Viktor Orbán’s recent speech in Transylvania, in which he highlighted his accomplishments and outlined a vision of a renewed Central Europe pursuing its own geopolitical interests, but also being a region based on illiberalism, national sovereignty, and Christian values, as well as the rejection of non-European immigration and the values of the ’68 generation. Orbán’s annual summer speeches in Transylvania are always his clearest statements of his ideological goals. The text is here.
Viktor Orbán speech 28th July, 2018 – Tusnádfürdő, 29. Bálványosi Szabadegyetem
Kulturkampf in Hungary:
Goodbye “Gender Studies” – & It’s Only the Beginning
The teaching of “gender studies” is no longer allowed in Hungary. This is part of an important cultural and ideological war that is redrawing the political, cultural, and intellectual landscape of the country.
It happened in the middle of August: Students who have begun a course in “gender studies” at a Hungarian institution will be able to finish it, but no new courses will henceforth be permitted to start. (more…)
Say Goodbye to the Entire Elite of ’68:
Viktor Orbán’s New Project
The following is a translation of the full text of the speech that was given by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at the 29th Bálványos Summer Open University and Student Camp on July 28, 2018, in Tusnádfürdő (Băile Tuşnad), Transylvania. (more…)
It’s that time of year. The French dictionaries Le Petit Larousse and Le Petit Robert (don’t ask me why they are called “petit,” they are huge) are adding various neologisms and foreign loanwords to our beloved langue de Céline.
My interest was particularly piqued by the following new entry: (more…)