Novák: Hungary 1956 Revolution ‘Fatal Wound’ to West’s Illusions About Communism


Hungary’s anti-Soviet uprising of 1956 was a European cause and a “fatal wound to the West’s illusions about communism”, Katalin Novák, the minister for family affairs, told a commemoration of the outbreak of the revolution in Munich.


In her speech at the event held at the Hungarian consulate-general, Novák said the Hungarian revolution had “moved the entire world”, shining a light on the realities of Soviet oppression, and gave the first impetus to “breaking with the illusions about communism in the West”. Novák added, however, that some still entertained illusions about Marxism and claimed that conservatives were the only threats to freedom and had to be “accused of hate speech” and forced to constantly apologise and “disown their past”. But the freedom of Europe is not under threat from nations and national sovereignty, but rather the “illusion of a uniform, global and childless future and the abandonment of our Christian culture and national identity”, she said.


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