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by | May 13, 2019

President Trump is picking up threads of an important foreign policy initiative not seen since the Reagan-Thatcher years: the U.S. relationship with Central Europe. Today, Mr. Trump will welcome to the White House Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, a visitor…

by | Feb 6, 2019

The French scholar Patrice Gueniffey, a specialist in the French Revolution and the leading contemporary authority on the Napoleonic era, refers to Walter Bagehot on the two essential requirements of any regime, dignity and efficiency. Without an aura of dignity,…

by | Jan 9, 2019

In the thick of a demonstration in Paris protesting the unfairness of it all, a French professional boxer assaulted a cop and sent him to the hospital and thence on a fortnight’s sick leave. Demonstrations by men and women wearing…

by | Jan 9, 2019

In the thick of a demonstration in Paris protesting the unfairness of it all, a French professional boxer assaulted a cop and sent him to the hospital and thence on a fortnight’s sick leave. Demonstrations by men and women wearing…

by | Nov 27, 2018

Twenty thousand berserk fans watched the starting Bleus doubles squad hold off a tenacious Croatian comeback on Saturday to win a round in the weekend meet, giving another day of hope to France. The venue was the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Lille;…

by | Nov 12, 2018

It was perfectly stupid of French President Emmanuel Macron to say nice things about Marshall Philippe Pétain as commemorative ceremonies were getting under way to mark Armistice Day. General Pétain, as he then was, commanded French forces during the year-long…

by | Jul 13, 2018

Next week Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban makes his first visit to the state of Israel. This symbolic and diplomatic event, considered against a consistent record of pro-Israel support and concrete measures to confront anti-Semitism in Hungary, should bring closure…

by | Jun 15, 2018

Events are lining up so that the U.S. might find compelling an invigorated relationship with on-the-move Central European player — Hungary. Last weekend’s G-7 Summit, along with the recent historic meeting in D.C. between our Secretary of State and the…

by | Mar 7, 2018

Budapest Across Hungary, George Soros’s aged face dominates bus stops, pedestrian pathways, and major intersections with the cryptic message, “Don’t let Soros have the last laugh.” Last laugh? A tag line explained the allusion: “99% reject illegal immigration.” The anti-Soros…

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