[artinfo] The Counter Revolution

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Wed Apr 5 13:50:22 CEST 2017

A talk by writer and political analyst Peter 
Zilahy exploring the parallel universes of 
political thinking and the rise of far-right 

  Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 pm

The morning after the 2016 US election, Hungarian 
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán welcomed the results 
in a live radio interview. "The world will be a 
better place with the new American president," 
Mr. Orbán declared, adding that Brexit was "the 
knock on the door, but now we have crossed the 
threshold." While Orbán and Trump have much in 
common ideologically, Orbán's post-graduate 
studies at Oxford were sponsored by Soros 
Foundation, and in the early 1990s he became the 
leader of the young liberals and a shooting star 
of progressive politics. His politics have come a 
long way since then, for he has managed to 
achieve what Trump has until now only dreamed of. 
He has actually built a wall on the southern 
border, and made Europe pay for it.

Join us at Slought as Zilahy takes us on a 
journey into the bizarre, parallel universes of 
political thinking today, in an attempt to draw a 
bigger picture concerning post-election 
realities. Zilahy will invite us to be 
responsibly scared and will explain why populism 
is surpassing the liberal agenda, why 
conservatism is gaining ground worldwide, and the 
importance of breathing normally despite these 
developments. He will also address the 
far-reaching consequences of the new paradigm, 
elaborate on the thin line between facts and 
fiction within the context of infotainment and 
social media, discuss how the internet is 
changing democracy, and shed light on the 
long-term effects of fear-mongering, if only to 
point out why there is still hope in hopelessness.

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