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Your evening longread: The revolt against liberalism in Poland and Hungary

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Victor Orban
Victor Orban
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EVERY WEEK, WE bring you a round-up of the best longreads of the past seven days in Sitdown Sunday.

And now, every weeknight, we bring you an evening longread to enjoy which will help you to escape the news cycle. 

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Poland and Hungary

A look at what is driving the revolt against liberalism in Poland and Hungary.

(The Guardian, approx 18 mins reading time )

America had long fascinated Viktor Orbán, but he seemed disengaged and unaffected as the group walked around downtown Los Angeles, which was still reeling from the Rodney King riots two months earlier. One Dutch journalist on the trip recalled that the eastern Europeans in the group preferred to spend their daily stipends on “a Walkman and other electronics” rather than on food or fancy hotels. The free market and cutting-edge technologies certainly appealed more to Orbán than American debates and struggles over equality, justice or the rights of people of colour.

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