Endre Bojtár

(Slovenčina) Endre Bojtár (1963) is a Hungarian journalist and since 1999 editor-in-chief of the weekly Magyar Narancs. He lives in Budapest. His writing focuses on historical and political issues, particularly national myths in Central and Eastern Europe and ethnic conflicts in the Balkans.

Wounds Reopened

The charge by the police on the crowds at the Dunajská Streda/Dunaszerdahely football-match came, for both Slovak and Hungarian extremists, like manna from heaven.  The conflict could well spread further, both internally and externally.  The Slovak and Hungarian narratives being spun of them (respectively: the Hungarian fascists want to take over our country and the Hungarian minority is in cahoots with them and the police of the fascist Slovak state have beaten up innocent Hungarians for expressing their national etcetera) are spreading like wildfire through both Slovak and Hungarian public opinion.  They will reach even into the far corners of […]