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6/19/21, 8:44 AM
Author: Tibor Fischer

Russians Go Home! - Ruszkik haza!

It’s now some thirty years since Soviet forces withdrew from Hungary and the all the aims of the 1956 revolution were finally achieved. By the end, it was a curious relationship.
6/8/21, 9:01 AM

Why fake/pseudoscience will always be popular?

Fake science undermines the academic sphere’s integrity and the individuals’ ability to form evidence-based opinions. But what's to key to its success?
5/26/21, 9:02 AM
Author: Tibor Fischer

Can a writer write too much?

"A curiosity as to the nature of “Europe” is something that Márai pioneers." - Tibor Fischer on the great Hungarian prose writer Sándor Márai and his legacy.
5/10/21, 8:55 AM
Author: Tibor Fischer

The Scramble for Everything: Blockchain Wars

Tibor Fischer on how the mainstream media misses the big story - again. Now about blockchain, cryptocurrency, and Web 3.0.
4/13/21, 9:33 AM

Prince Philip: The Passing of an Era

Not a man has passed away, but an era. The era of that type of Britishness. The end of the spirit says „Keep calm and carry on”.
4/8/21, 4:41 PM

British Columbia trees

While Brazil has been attacked internationally, British Columbia is cutting old-growth forest in some areas where trees date back to the Middle Ages three times faster than the Amazon rainforest.
4/1/21, 9:19 AM

The Spanish Government: a test case for the EU’s Rule of Law mechanism?

Apologies, not an inch of analysis or personal thoughts in today’s post, only facts.
3/16/21, 11:14 AM

The chronicle of collective madness: the Keira Bell case

Last December the High Court of London delivered a landmark judgment which is called to make an impression. Or rather, to enlighten on the ideological and medical drifts on a subject which does not allow an appeased debate: transsexuality and that of minors in particular. By Rodrigo Ballester.
2/8/21, 10:05 AM

Big Techs and politics: the self-proclaimed fifth power

Do we want to sail those waters preserving our democracies or are we ready to trade our rights for a couple of clicks to a trust of “illuminated” Big Techs? By Rodrigo Ballester.
1/11/21, 12:27 PM

The art of the veto, the art of the deal

Now, as the "media noise" is dying away it's worth looking back to the Hungarian-Polish veto of 2020. Was it something actually extraordinary in the way the majority of the media coverage presented? Or not at all? A unique analysis by Rodrigo Ballester.
12/4/20, 9:30 AM
Author: Corvinák

Why This Justice Matters

With all eyes focused on the ongoing disputes of the 2020 United States Presidential election, there is another battle taking shape before our eyes that is set to have a significant impact on both the legal and legislative branches for decades to come.
11/23/20, 9:10 AM
Author: Corvinák

BILD, Tabloid Journalism and Populism

Populism has become a dirty word in politics, although in its original meaning it should be an elementary democratic virtue. What the People (“populus”) want, expect, express, should be part of the political discussion in any democracy.
11/10/20, 4:22 PM

Inside Nanny Journalism

Media don’t always trust their readers to form “responsible” opinions. The result is something critics call “Nanny Journalism”, which not only informs, but tries to guide the public. A view from the inside.
10/13/20, 3:37 PM

Je suis Quinn Simmons

A talented sportsman succinctly expressing its sympathy for Trump on social networks, a young men simply daring to contradict a sport journalist who felt morally superior to millions of American voters, a white person using a black hand? Rodrigo Ballester on the Simmons scandal.
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