Why Viktor Orban’s Racism Matters in the US

Source: The Atlantic
by Conor Friedersdorf

“Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, is scheduled to address the Conservative Political Action Committee conference in Texas this week. If you’ve missed the fallout so far, brace yourself for the latest round of controversy to surround the nationalist leader, who is celebrated as a prescient statesman on parts of the American right –– here’s Rod Dreher calling him a Margaret Thatcher to a future Ronald Reagan –– even as critics lambast him as a xenophobic authoritarian or even a Nazi-like fascist. How has the leader of a small Central European country emerged as a polarizing figure in the United States?” (08/03/22)