Washington, DC – The “Hungarian Review”, the English-language affiliate of the bi-monthly journal Magyar Szemle, edited by Gyula Kodolányi and John O’Sullivan, has published its first issue for 2021.
On the cover: The equestrian moment of Mathias Corvinus on the main square of
Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) by János Fadrusz, erected in 1902.
Many articles in this issue reflect on the Treaty of Trianon and its consequences as we remembered the 100th Anniversary of this cataclysmic event last year.
In his article entitled “On Trianon in the Present Tense”, Zsolt Németh analyzes Trianon’s effect on Hungarian domestic politics, the Hungarian public thought, and Hungarian foreign policy. He writes: “No less importantly, our next-door neighbours—Slovaks, Ukrainians, Romanians, Serbians, Croatians, Slovenes, and Austrians—have shared a common fate with us here in the Central European region for a thousand years, even if Trianon made our experience of coexistence fraught with bitterness for a long time.”
The ‘Current’ section contains another article by László Trócsányi (“The Future of Europe”).
Next, the ‘Essays’ section has articles by Anthony O’Hear (“Kenneth Minogue’s ‘Alien Powers’ Revisited”); and Nicholas T. Parsons (“From Original Sin to Collective Guilt – How Western Civilization is Embracing a Narrative that could Destroy It”).
The ‘Essays’ section is followed by the ‘History’ section which includes three articles that deal with the Trianon heritage: John O’Sullivan (“Reflections on ‘A Nation Dismembered’”); Zsolt Csutak (“The Role of the United States in Hungary’s Trianon Tragedy”); Ágnes Beretzky (“Wishful Thinking Revisited: Géza Jeszenszky’s ‘Lost Prestige'”); and Edith Oltay (“Redefining the concept of the Hungarian Nation – Part I”).
In his essay, Zsolt Csutak writes: “The extremely influential pan-Slavic movement and the idea of dismantling Austria–Hungary emerged in Cleveland and Pittsburgh after a long period of Germanization in the nineteenth century, while the quasi-declaration of independence of the Czech–Slovak Republic appeared in New York City and Washington, DC, well before the dramatic political events unfolded at the Paris peace conferences in 1918–20.”
This section features other articles by Szilárd Biernaczky (“László Magyar – Untold Stories of a Hungarian Explorer Born Two Hundred Years Ago – Part I”); and Saul Kelly (“Leadership In War”).
Finally, the ‘Art and Literatures’ section features articles by Judit Antónia Farkas (“The Pictures that Travelled and Divided the World – Life Magazine’s Photos Shot During the 1956 Revolution in Hungary – Part II”); David A. J. Reynolds (“To Transplant a Juniper – An Introduction to Gyula Kodolányi’s Collection of Poems”); Thomas Cooper (“Editor’s Note to Gyula Kodolányi’s for all this here – Selected Poems 1975–2015”); and Gyula Kodolányi (“Poems from For All This Here – Selected Poems 1975–2015”).