Hungary and Poland, Vanguard of the World


By Morgane Fert-Malka

Do you think the wave of populism and illiberalism started with Brexit and Trump? Morgane, our expert on the Post-Soviet space, dares you to think again, proposing Hungarian and Polish politicians as the ‘illiberal vanguard of the West’, casting the conservative revolution in East-Central Europe in a new ‘Trump’-light. In this original and intellectual piece she discusses the strength of populism and the weakness of liberalism – or is the divide not so clear? Worth a read.

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