Hungary and the rise of nationalism in Europe – May 7, 2017

Hungary and the rise of nationalism in Europe – May 7, 2017

Hungary and the rise of nationalism in Europe – May 7, 2017

This week on Perspective with Alison Smith: Hungary and the rise of nationalism in Europe.

Alison speaks to journalist Lili Bayer who has been covering political protests in Hungary.

Former leader of the Liberal Party, Michael Ignatieff, is now the rector and president of the Central European University in Budapest – the university at the center of a fight over academic freedom in Hungary. He talks to Alison about the blow to democracy.

Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe, Judy Dempsey talks about how the rise of nationalism is effecting Hungary and the rest of Europe.

And we hear from two people in Hungary in with very different opinions on whether the Prime Minister is making good or bad decisions for the country.