Lee Congdon

About Lee Congdon

Lee Walter Congdon is Professor Emeritus of History at James Madison University. He is the co-editor of 1956: The Hungarian Revolution and War for Independence and the author of several books, including The Young Lukacs and Solzhenitsyn: The Historical-Spiritual Destinies of Russia and the West. In 1999, Professor Congdon was awarded the Order of Merit-Small Cross by the Republic of Hungary.

The Rise of Viktor Orbán, Right-Wing Populist

By |2018-11-23T11:24:21-06:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Conservatism, Democracy, Europe, History, Politics, Populism, Viktor Orbán|

Viktor Orbán discovered his roots in a tradition devoted to family, country and Christian values. Though he submits to democratic elections and legal restraints on his power, in order for his right-wing populism to survive he must exercise greater authority than is his by law... On June 16, 1989, 200,000 Hungarians filled Heroes’ Square in [...]

The Reactionary Loyalties of John Lukacs

By |2014-04-10T09:31:39-05:00April 8th, 2014|Categories: Communism, Conservatism, John Lukacs, Winston Churchill, World War II|Tags: |

In The Duel, a riveting account of Churchill’s confrontation with Hitler in the spring and summer of 1940, John Lukacs wrote that Churchill was the opponent of Hitler, the incarnation of the reaction to Hitler, the incarnation of the resistance of an old world, of old freedoms, of old standards against a man incarnating a force that was [...]

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