Is Hungary afraid of the past?

by Taaha Malik and Trevor Taylor

In the aftermath of WWII, Hungary, left with a legacy of ties to the Nazis, formed an alliance with the Soviet Union. By 1949, Hungary had drafted a new constitution, making the nation a “workers and peasants’ state,” resulting in, among other things, a wave of police terror against all opponents of the new regime. With the help of the Soviet Union, the Hungarian Communists effectively purged the judicial body and other civil services, and <Read More>


A Hazy Memory in Poland

by Taaha Malik and Trevor Taylor

Poland has historically been the epicenter of various conflicts and disputes, and is certainly no stranger to global adversity. From years of subjugation at the hands the Russian Empire, to being the victim of Hitler’s first major conquest in Europe at the outbreak of World War II, Poland knows what it means to struggle for liberty, equality, and a fair position in the global arena. It is precisely because of these <Read More>