Charles Gati
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The Authoritarian Temptation
Weimar Russia, 1995–2015

The “Weimar syndrome” of self-pity isn’t the only path open to a country that has endured humiliation and trauma.

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Putin's Mini-Me
The Mask Is Off

Hungary’s Viktor Orbán has openly renounced Western-style democracy for the nationalist authoritarianism of Putin’s Russia.

Backsliding in Budapest

Hungarian democracy is in retreat; even the U.S. State Department has begun to notice.

Faded Romance

How Mitteleuropa fell out of love with America.

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