NEW FACADES

New Facades Trailer

New Facades Trailer

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Uncut news coverage of Viktor Orbán’s 2019 White House visit blares through the televisions of Budapest, where almost 90% of the media is controlled by the Orbán regime. 30 years after the fall of communism, as the Soviet-era architecture is vibrantly refurbished, so is the messaging from the new face of authoritarianism. A facade of democracy still exists in Hungary, but underneath it lies the familiar structure of authoritarian rule. As an illiberal order grows in Hungary and the United States, will the threat to democracy be recognized before it’s too late?

 

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