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Following World War II, as the Soviet behemoth consumed Eastern Europe, Catholicism behind the iron curtain went onto the defensive, fighting for survival in …


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[Editor’s note: Thomas Peterffy is a Hungarian-born American entrepreneur and businessman. After immigrating to the United States at the age of 21 without speaking …


Hungary

A monument honoring Russian and Soviet soldiers has been unveiled in a military cemetery in Esztergom, Hungary, two weeks before Russian leader Vladimir Putin …

According to political philosopher Hannah Arendt, the Hungarian uprising of 1956 was an authentic revolution: it was popular, spontaneous, and unexpected. It took everyone …


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According to former Hungarian minister Dr. Géza Jeszenszky, Helen Szablya “brings back two lost worlds:  Hungary before Communism was imposed upon the nation and …


Hungary

For a few days in 1956, Budapest became the capital of freedom. The city, which was gutted and nearly destroyed by the ruthless military …


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The life and legacy of independent Hungary’s first president is as tragically complex, as any historical novel of the past century. As the American …


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In December 1989, long-time Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu ordered the arrest and exile of a young Hungarian Calvinist Minister, Laszlo Tokes, for sermons “offensive …

Following World War II, the infamous iron curtain of Soviet control fell across Central and Eastern Europe, including the country of Hungary. Matyas Rakosi, …


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John Whitehead—soldier, diplomat, philanthropist, and financier—died peacefully this month at the age of 92. Whitehead has been remembered for his long career, which brought him from …