Kim Scheppele on Viktor Orbán in The New Yorker

Aug. 17, 2021

Following Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s recent visit to Hungary, where he praised Viktor Orbán as “someone the West could learn from,” The New Yorker turned to Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values Kim Scheppele for her expertise on Hungarian politics and constitutional law.  In an interview with Isaac Chotiner, Scheppele explains the history behind Orbán’s dangerous form of authoritarianism, why it appeals to conservatives around the world and why she calls him “the ultimate twenty-first-century dictator.”

Read “Why conservatives around the world have embraced Hungary’s Viktor Orbán.”