Francis Fukuyama’s blog continues to make waves, this time with a skillful dissection of just what has gone wrong in Hungary. Writes Frank:
The problem lies entirely in how those powers are used: nobody trusts Viktor Orbán and Fideusz to use their powers responsibly, as evidenced in the way that the government rammed the constitution itself through the Diet last year, with little willingness to give ground on issues of grave concern to important parts of Hungarian society. Orbán’s behavior betrays an authoritarian thin skin that would rather ban opposition than engage with it.
Judging from our traffic stats, the essay is getting a lot of attention in Hungary; read the whole thing.