Selective Hypocrisy

Hungary, a self-described illiberal democracy. Neighboring Slovakia, with a snap election coming in September. Will Slovakia elect the next Orban? What does that mean for the Western alliance? What if Hungarians don’t believe what we believe? Can we export American principles (what are they anyway?), should we resort to transactional diplomacy, or is there another route built on empathy and respect for culture and the history that forms it?  Ambassador Tibor Nagy, born in Hungary, offers his take.

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