When communism ended in Hungary in 1989, it was the victory of dissident movements against an oppressive regime – of liberal democracy over totalitarianism. Thirty years on and those born around 1989 feel the urge to resist the oppression of a government that’s gradually been establishing an illiberal regime in the country. The country's all-mighty prime minister, Viktor Orbán, was a liberal dissident in the 1980s and was himself involved in the political upheaval of 1989, so what has gone wrong?
In conversation with Time to Talk’s Dessy Gavrilova, the Hungarian civil activist and influential political YouTuber, Márton Gulyás, reflects on the necessity for political change in Hungary and the strategies which could achieve this.
Márton Gulyás | Hungarian Political Activist, Co-Founder of Humán Platform & Moderator of Partizán
Dessislava Gavrilova | Initiator and Coordinator of Time to Talk & Co-Founder and Chairwoman of The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate
This discussion formed part of the Vienna Humanities Festival 2019 and you can find out more about both this and the festival's other discussions on our festival page at tttdebates.org: