Opinion (from The Financial Times): “You could say that Europe has crises enough without worrying too much about a Hungarian dissident turned petty tyrant. To overlook Viktor Orban’s journey from anti-communist progressive to populist xenophobe would, however, be to repeat a mistake made about Greece. The troubles of Europe’s small powers can be a harbinger of bigger dangers around the corner.
“Hungary’s prime minister presents a reminder – should anyone on this continent need one – of the familiar trajectory from economic chaos to political authoritarianism. …Mr Orban sends a powerful message about the perils facing democracy.
“This week saw the introduction of Mr Orban’s new constitution. Suffused with ethnic nationalism, it reeks of an ambition for one-party rule. It promises repression of personal freedoms within Hungary and, through an extension of citizenship to Hungarian minorities elsewhere, threatens instability in ethnically-diverse neighbors.”
My Comment: Kabbalah warns that the Second World War can be repeated in a third, a nuclear one, because if humanity does not follow the path of integration, it inevitably will turn to the path of Nazism and universal hatred.