Posted by Leto مؤدّب on 21/12/2016
Somehow Huffington Post forgot to publish this figure which shows the time-dependency of their sophisticated mathematical model: 🙂
Posted by Leto مؤدّب on 09/11/2016
Count István Tisza was the prime minister of Hungary between 1903 and 1905, and from 1913 to 1917, and he was assassinated in October 1918. The original statue was erected in 1934 and it was destroyed by the Communists after WWII.
Read more about Count Tisza here:
although Count István Tisza considered himself liberal, today’s history and political philosophy think of him as a conservative political figure. This is partly due to István Tisza’s traditionalist and religious personality. However, the tendency which was strengthened mostly by the left-wing intellectuals also contributed to another characterisation of Tisza: this tendency aims to equal conservatism with old-fashioned ideas and by that discredits Tisza as the need for “progress” is the opium of “modern age”. According to our association, István Tisza was never an old-fashioned conservative, but a sober politician respecting human and social peace and values. Construed by Marxist historiography Tisza was considered a politician “who did not understand necessity”.
The liberal views of Tisza differed from today’s liberalism in Hungary on some important issues among which the most important one is his liberalism filled with nationalism. He wrote about this as follows: “There is an underlying difference between Hungarian liberalism and continental liberalism. Hungarian liberalism is not based on classes but on our nation’s political character and is connected to our national improvement. It is nation and state which dominate Hungarian liberalism, it aims to satisfy the needs of national and state life; it is characterized by active, self-sacrificing patriotism. Furthermore, Hungarian liberalism is above class struggles and has always refused the narrow-minded politics of economic one-sidedness.”
According to Tisza, the contemporary “progressive” groups started to divert liberalism from national ideas even in his era. “We fully confess: in our views, liberalism is based on nation. According to hypermodern people, we are nationalist. They do not speak about national aspects, but only about nationalist prejudices. These prejudices saturate us. We cannot deal with the prosperity of mankind if it is not connected to the well-doing and success of the Hungarian nation”.
Today’s Hungarian liberalism is based on the views of Mihály Károlyi (who had rather communist views in his old age) and the First Republic (officially called People’s Republic) founded by Károlyi rather than by István Tisza who consistently represented national liberal politics and had conservative personal qualities.
The Communist regime erected a statue to Tisza’s archenemy, Mihály Károlyi, the “Red Count” as he was known as, and this statue was removed from Kossuth square a few months ago. Though the killers of Count Tisza were never found but Károlyi may well have had a hand in the murder.
Posted by Leto مؤدّب on 10/06/2014
Though the European Elections don’t really matter much but the distribution of votes are still indicative of the support Hungarian voters give to the various political parties.
Posted by Leto مؤدّب on 22/05/2014
I don’t watch “song contests”, in fact I practically don’t watch TV at all, but I have learnt that this creature became this year’s Eurovision winner yesterday:
I happen to know that the winner of this media show is selected by the TV audiences from the nominating countries.
My only comment is: Europe is sick. Europe is on the slope.
Posted by Leto مؤدّب on 11/05/2014
is the Fidesz campaign slogan for the European Parliament elections to be held on the 25th of May.
We’ll get there. 🙂
Posted by Leto مؤدّب on 07/05/2014
Having President Áder asked PM Orbán formally to form his new government this morning, Mr. Orbán left for his first visit abroad. Just like in 2010, when Fidesz won another landslide victory, his first prime ministerial visit was paid to Poland again.
“The next Hungarian government will also be deeply committed towards the historic Polish-Hungarian friendship” and “as in the last four years, the new Hungarian government wants to focus on Central Europe in its foreign policies”, Orbán said. He also thanked Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk the support Hungary has received from Poland since 2010.
The Polish prime minister also emphasized the importance of the traditional Polish-Hungarian friendship and the fact Mr. Orbán visited Poland first. He also praised the Visegrad Four cooperation and Hungary’s presidency of the V4 which is ending at the end of June. Concerning the recent election results in Hungary, he noted that “Hungarians appreciated the values the party alliance led by PM Orbán represent”.
The “energy union”, proposed by PM Tusk and fully backed by PM Orbán, was the most important topic of the talks. This means that at least the V4 countries would fully integrate their energy supply systems (gas and electricity networks) and they would strive to achieve “energy independence”, for example getting rid of a complete dependence on Russian natural gas.
The prime ministers have briefly discussed the Ukrainian situation, too, and they noted the Hungarian and Polish views and interests are similar: both countries are neighbouring to Ukraine and Hungarian and Polish ethnic minorities live in Ukraine.
All I can say (in Polish) is
Polak, Węgier — dwa bratanki,
i do szabli, i do szklanki,
Please read this Wikipedia article for more details.
Posted by Leto مؤدّب on 05/05/2014