Communism’s Poisoned Legacy
31/01/2017
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A one-day conference on the impact of communism on culture, law, and society.
A one-day conference on the impact of communism on culture, law, and society, was organized by the Danube Institute, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and the Common Sense Society on 23rd November 2016. 
 
Communism may have collapsed in Central Europe in a few dramatic weeks, but the scars quite evidently remain. The Marxist attempt to refashion human nature failed, as it was always inevitable that it would, but the systematic attempt to eliminate property, custom and tradition through the accretion of massive state power has had lasting effects.
 
Its lingering influence can be found in attitudes and values as well as in the operations and procedures of the institutions created in post-communist society.
 
In the mood of excited optimism that followed the collapse of the Soviet empire it was possible to overestimate the ease with which the transition to liberal democracy could be accomplished. The conference explored the extent to which the communist legacy continues to hinder social, economic and political advance in Hungary.
 

 

 

Making Hungarians, Making Europeans: Problems, Solutions

Date: 25/10/2017 9:00 a.m.
Location: Eötvös utca 24, Budapest, 1067
A mini-conference on demography at the Danube Institute on October 25.

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Mit tehet az ember, ha fiatal és magyar? A FOCUS csoport konferenciája Gárdonyban.

Conference on today's warfare and insecurity

Date: 18/10/2017 6:00 p.m.
Location: Széchenyi István tér 9, Budapest
Understanding hybrid threats and managing insecurity in 21st century. Conference on 18 October at the MTA in Budapest.

100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Date: 09/11/2017 1:00 p.m.
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On November 9, Danube Institute will hold an international conference on the Russian Revolution.

Austrian Economics Meeting Europe: Call for Papers

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The Austrian Economics Meeting Europe invites young scholars to next year's meeting in Budapest.

FOCUS csoport: konzervatív fiatalok a magyarságért

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A Danube Institute együttműködik a FOCUS csoporttal az első konferenciájukon.


Conversations: An Evening With Robert Agostinelli

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The well-known financier and philantropist Robert Agostinelli will be the guest of the Danube Institute in Budapest on 21 September.

Who and What Funds Terrorism?

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A lecture by Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, PhD, Director of the American Center for Democracy and expert on terrorism and its financing.

Dinner with the Atlantic Council

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The Danube Institute and Zsolt Németh co-hosted a dinner for the delegation of the Atlantic Council of the United States.

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