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Steve Bannon’s Roman Holiday | The New Yorker

According to the invitation, printed in Italian, on the letterhead of an arcane association called Lettera22, the topic of Steve Bannon’s European speech would be “Gli algoritmi dell’Informazione”—the algorithms of information. Bannon, formerly of Breitbart and the Donald Trump campaign, had called the European Parliament elections scheduled for the end …

EU Faces Off With Hungary’s Hard-line Leader Viktor Orban : NPR

The European Union has largely tolerated Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, despite his government’s crackdown on civil society and virulently anti-migrant rhetoric. Then came the billboards depicting two elderly men who appear to be cackling. One is the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. The other is Hungarian-American …

Trump loves a strongman, so of course he fawns over Hungary’s Viktor Orban – The Washington Post

How Washington pivoted from finger-wagging to appeasement. Two important American visitors showed up in Budapest on Wednesday. One was Stephen K. Bannon, the former White House adviser who is an admirer of Hungary’s strongman, Viktor Orban; he addressed a conference on “Europe’s Future ” organized by Mária Schmidt, an Orban counselor with Bannon-esque …

Viktor Orban and the Threat Within NATO – The Atlantic

An alliance built on democratic ideals is seeing the rise of strongmen in its midst. Speaking days before an election most observers thought him sure to win, a long-serving Eurasian strongman railed against human rights, malevolent western powers, and rapacious “international speculators.” If delivered a fourth term in office, he …

Pope Francis challenges Orban and Europe’s far right over migrants – The Washington Post

As expected, right-wing Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a third consecutive term on Sunday. His ruling Fidesz party secured more than two-thirds of the seats in parliament, a decisive mandate that many observers consider an ominous sign for the future of democracy in Hungary — and even the rest of Europe. Orban ran a stridently anti-immigrant campaign, fixating …

Opinion | Viktor Orban’s Perversion of Democracy in Hungary – The New York Times

On Sunday, Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party will likely cruise to another victory in Hungary’s general election, giving Mr. Orban, the reigning champion of “illiberal democracy” — a term he proudly embraces — a fourth term to pursue his assault on democratic institutions, immigrants, the European Union and anything smacking of social change. …