In mid-April, Hungary will publish the first issue of the “Hungarian Conservative”, an English-language bi-monthly magazine meant to represent the “voice of Hungarian thinkers in the world”. The editorial team will be led by university professor Tamás Magyarics, who is a senior research fellow at the Center of U.S. Studies at the Budapest-based National University of Public Service.
The magazine will feature articles related to Hungary and the region by internationally recognized experts and will be available in several Western European countries, as well as in the United States, Canada and Australia.
The Hungarian Conservative, which explores and analyzes the Hungarian position on conservatism and its role in theworld, primarily wants to provide an information platform for thinkers, political and business decision-makers, and academics representing a similar system of ideas.
“Our goal is to create a Hungarian- and V4-centered writers’ base, an intellectual workshop, whose members thrive well in the English-speaking environment and who effectively represent and convey the idea of Hungarian conservatism. What we most want to convey is the character of Hungarian national values and Hungarianness,” said István Kiss, deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Hungarian Conservative. He added that the magazine is expected to feature mainly political and philosophical articles related to Hungary and the region, written by renowned domestic journalists, experts, and prominent foreign guest authors such as Boris Kálnoky, a former correspondent for Die Welt, renowned British Conservative publicist Douglas Murray, or international lawyer Rodrigo Ballester.
Praising the significance of the new publication, Boris Kálnoky, head of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium Media School, said
“There is a distorted picture of Hungarian conservative thinking abroad. Racist, anti-Semitic, nationalist, dictatorial — these are the hallmarks. If, on the other hand, the Hungarian conservative worldview can be found from an authentic source in English, it can be recognized quickly that it is multifaceted, meaningful, there is nothing devilish about it. The spirituality of the Hungarian Conservative cannot be compared to any other foreign paper, because even what is closest to it — Anglo-Saxon conservatism — is much more liberal. There, the state is not such a great value, but rather the individual and freedom come to the fore.”
The nearly 130-page magazine will be published in Hungary on April 15, and by the end of the month, it will reach major newsagents in the capitals of the UK, Germany, Belgium, the US, Canada, and Australia.
Title image: Cover of the first issue of ‘Hungarian Conservative’.