Viktor Orbán

Europe’s Great Defender: Viktor Orbán and Christian Democracy

By |2019-10-24T15:01:45-06:00October 27th, 2019|Categories: Christianity, Conservatism, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Joseph Pearce, Politics, Senior Contributors, Viktor Orbán|

The rise of populist movements across Europe is seen most potently in the success of the Hungarian Civic Alliance, which, under the tenacious leadership of Viktor Orbán, has been the ruling party in Hungary since 2010. A recent speech by Mr. Orbán, given on September 21 in Rome, will be music to the ears [...]

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 [...]

Viktor Orbán, George Soros, & the Battle for Hungary

By |2019-12-03T17:16:09-06:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: Europe, Foreign Affairs, Government, Political Economy, Politics, Viktor Orbán|

Many Hungarians clearly perceive their way of life and their country as under threat and sense that influential individuals like George Soros would like them fundamentally transformed. This is a fight between nationalists and anti-nationalists… The victory of Viktor Orbán and his party Fidesz in the Hungarian elections last month elicited the predictable flurry [...]

Christianity: The Last Hope for Europe

By |2019-12-03T17:22:27-06:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Viktor Orbán|

If everything continues in this way, then the cities of Europe will clearly have majority Muslim populations, our identity and our nations as we know them will cease to exist, our worst nightmares will have become reality. The West will fall. Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Prime Minister Orbán's State of the [...]

Europe and the Faith: Arguing With Viktor Orban

By |2019-12-03T17:26:54-06:00January 20th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Civil Society, Culture, Europe, Hilaire Belloc, Immigration, Joseph Pearce, Viktor Orbán|

President Orbán has the courage and integrity to stand up to the secularist bullying of the European Union and to the efforts to force Hungary to allow countless Islamic immigrants into its midst. And yet even heroes need correcting when they get things wrong… The discussion of Hillaire Belloc’s writing on Europe and the [...]

“We Europeans Are Christians”: Christmas Address 2017

By |2019-12-03T17:37:27-06:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Europe, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Viktor Orbán|

Today the attack is targeting the foundations of our life and our world. They do not want us to be who we are; they want us to change. By the light of Christmas candles we can clearly see that when they attack Christian culture they are also attempting to eliminate Europe… Editor’s Note: Prime [...]

The European Union & the Fate of the West

By |2019-12-03T17:43:09-06:00June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Europe, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Politics, Viktor Orbán|

Editor’s Note: The following is an interview that the Hungarian radio program “180 Minutes” conducted with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary on May 20, 2016. 180 Minutes: We have Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in the studio. Good morning. PM Orbán: Good morning. 180 Minutes: “The European Union will die if EU issues are decided [...]

Wisdom of the East: Saving Europe from Cultural Invasion

By |2019-12-03T17:47:16-06:00March 9th, 2016|Categories: Christianity, Civil Society, Civilization, Culture, Europe, Featured, Islam, Viktor Orbán|

Editor’s Note: The following is an abridged version of Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán’s State of the Nation Address, delivered on February 29, 2016. It is published in translation here by gracious permission of the Hungarian Embassy in Madrid, Spain. Ladies and Gentlemen, The second and third decades of the twenty-first century will be [...]