||Istvan Nikolits is should resign (mind)
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||Re: Hungary's Contribution to European Unity (mind)
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||Reading matter (mind)
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|+ - ||Istvan Nikolits is should resign (mind)
The news item below is welcome and Mr. Koever's effort deserves our full
"SECRET SERVICE MINISTER'S RESIGNATION DEMANDED IN HUNGARY.
Laszlo Koever, a member of the Alliance of Young Democrats and of
the parliament's National Security Committee, has demanded the
resignation of Secret Services Minister Istvan Nikolits and his chief of
staff Tamas Somogyi,"
When the files of the Czech and German secret police been open for years, Mr.
Nikolits, the minister of secret services, single handedly succeeded to date
in blocking all such efforts in Hungary. This is nothing less than a national
tragedy. A healthy and open society, a young generation with values and
principles can not evolve, unless it knows and understands its own past. In
order for that to happen, in order for the III/I, III/II, III/III and III/IV
secret files to be opened, it is essential to replace Istvan Nikolits.
Best regards: Bela Liptak
PS: For those who are interested in the specifics of what is being covered
up, I recommend reading the 2-volume work:
"Kis Allambiztonsagi Olvasokonyv" by Janos Kenedi, published by Magveto in
|+ - ||Re: Hungary's Contribution to European Unity (mind)
At 03:44 PM 7/23/97 -0400, Andy Vadasz wrote:
>The treaty of Trianon lost its validity with the two Vienna decisions and
>the invasion of Yugoslavia- not that it wasn't a fitting demise.
>Unfortunately what is valid is the Paris treaty of 1947, which is worse:
>1. While the Trianon treaty did recognize minority collective rights,( not
>enforced, but at least it was on paper) such is not the case with
>"Paris"..Only individual rights are recognized.
>2. It ceded a small, but important beachhead to Czechoslovakia (now
>Slovakia) on the South shore of the Danube. Just enough for the Slovaks to
>dam up the Danube. Without the beachhead there would not be a Bos/Gabcikovo
>In other words, much as we deplore Trianon, we'd be better off than with
>"Paris". To get minority rights recognized, the Hungarian government, the EU
>have to coax the neighbors. Not the best position to be in.
The major problem I see with Trianon is that everytime we discuss it, and
let the world know how much we dislike it, Hungary's neighbours become
nervous vis-a-vis >their< Hungarian minority populations. Simply put, they
won't trust them. They'll believe that, someday, their Magyar population
will want to reunite with Hungary. And whether that's true or not becomes
irrelevant. What becomes important is their treatment of minorities.
Also, Slovakia's small beachhead on the Danube is not likely to be returned
to Hungary. Changing borders in Europe has not proved to be an easy,
peaceful task. The only possibility might be an internationally supervised
plebiscite by the people living there. Do you think the Slovaks will agree
By the way, does anyone know if the Gabcikovo dam is aggravating the
flooding situation along the Danube due to the heavy rains in Poland and
the Czech Republic?
|+ - ||Reading matter (mind)
As European integration proceeds, more and more Hungarian
literature becomes accessible to readers in the West. Some suggestions for
the lazy days of summer:
Peter Esterhazy in "She Loves Me", Quartet, 1997 (also to be released
by Nothwestern University Press) continues his literary experimentation.
Peter Nadas' "A Book of Memories" has been well received on the
Continent (Germany, England) and is now available in the US. With
parallels to Proust, Musil and Hermann Broch, the several narratives in
the book fuse the historical (Hungary '56 and Stalinism) with the
personal. The Englishman Tibor Fisher, whose setpiece of '56, "Under the
Frog" caused quite a stir, is now out with a new novel, "The Collector
Collector: A Novel". Finally, Imre Kertesz' "Kaddish for a Child Not
Born" has been translated and was released by Northwestern University