Eszter Zalán

Eszter Zalán is a Hungarian journalist.

The End of the Fairy Tale

At a ceremony in Dunaföldvár, a small town in the middle of the Hungarian puszta, a hundred and thirty new members of the extremist New Hungarian Guard were recently inducted. On the same day hundreds of supporters of the original Hungarian Guard, a militant informal branch of Jobbik, currently the third strongest party in parliament, met in Budapest. The original Hungarian Guard was banned in 2009 by the courts only to re-emerge under a new name. Its members wear black uniforms and carry striped banners reminiscent of the fascist Arrow Cross, the militia responsible for the deaths of thousands of […]