Ronald Reagan and Other Hungarian Heroes

With Europe it is always hard to decide where to begin, but let’s begin with this: a hundred and fifty years ago, the continent’s largest prison used to sit in what is now Budapest’s Liberty Square. Later, the Hungarian stock exchange stood there. Following the Second World War, when Hungary became part of the Eastern Bloc, the stock exchange was replaced by the most important institution of the Soviet state: its television. Hungarian state television was chased out of Liberty...

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