August 1, 2014

The Rise of Putinism

Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

The Associated Press

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 well.

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TAGGED: Viktor Orban, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin

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