[spectre] moRe: illiberal state

Janos Sugar sj at c3.hu
Fri Aug 1 15:24:37 CEST 2014

The rise of Putinism
By Fareed Zakaria  July 31

When the Cold War ended, Hungary occupied a special place in the 
story of the revolutions of 1989. It was the first country in the 
Soviet orbit to abandon communism and embrace liberal democracy. 
Today it is again a trendsetter, becoming the first European country 
to denounce and distance itself from liberal democracy. It is 
adopting a new system and set of values that are best exemplified by 
Vladimir Putin's Russia but are finding echoes in other countries as 



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