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Timothy Garton Ash

China: Lessons for Europe from the Cold War

Liberal democracies must learn the lessons of the past by thinking long-term, applying a strong moral code – and avoiding hubris

We know the price of appeasement. That’s why we must stand up to Viktor Orbán

This appeasement has to stop. If Hungary’s anti-liberal, nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, persists in his attempts to close down the country’s best and most independent university, and continues to erode liberal democracy in many other ways, then the EU’s powerful grouping of centre-right parties must expel Orbán’s party from its ranks.

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