Download a copy of this article here Amidst the uproar over Hungary’s “slave law” and the law on the judiciary, let us not forget that Parliament also amended the country’s church law in that circus session of 11 December 2018…. Read More ›
Here’s a review I wrote of Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine (2017) for the journal Occasional Papers on Religion and Eastern Europe. “Western Christians committed to the ideal of liberal democracy, like the author of this review, are often… Read More ›
Demonstrators protesting Lex CEU / Source: CEU webpage Early in April, the Hungarian parliament, tightly controlled by the country’s autocratic prime minister, Viktor Orbán, passed a law aimed at forcing the closure of Budapest’s independent and prestigious Central European University…. Read More ›
My column in the The Cresset reflects on the reasons for failed US foreign policy over two administrations. “President Obama, speaking recently to the press, dismissed all criticism of his foreign policy as “half baked” “mumbo jumbo.” This strong declamation,… Read More ›
Christians Associated for Democracy has translated the newest draft of Hungary’s law on the “legal status of churches” into English. The European Court of Human Rights found an earlier version of the law to violate the right of religious freedom. The amended… Read More ›
I recently gave an interview at TLU about the state of religious freedom in Hungary. A youtube video of the interview is below.
Recently Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has started to argue for reinstating the death penalty. But the European Union prohibits capital punishment in its member states, and Orbán’s proposal has received a lot of flack in Brussels. Here’s my take… Read More ›
My latest column in The Cresset discusses the threat Putin poses to peace in Europe. “The utter failure of the Minsk Agreement, not to mention the ineffectiveness of economic sanctions and the impotence of diplomatic measures to influence Russian behavior,… Read More ›