BRUCE ANDERSON (Orkney, 1949) is a London-based journalist and commentator edu- cated at the University of Cambridge. At one stage or other, he has written for all the major British newspapers. He was an Assistant Editor at The Sunday Telegraph and the Political Editor of The Spectator. In 1990, he published John Major: the Making of the Prime Minister. He is currently a commentator on Reaction, a recently-founded e-newspaper.

SALVATORE BABONES (New York, 1969) earned his PhD in sociology from the Johns Hopkins University (2003). An American citizen, he is now an associate professor of sociology at the University of Sydney. His research takes a longue durée approach to elucidating the macro-level structure of the world economy, with a particular focus on China’s global economic integration. He is the author most recently of American Tianxia: Chinese Money, American Power, and the End of History, which will be published in July by Policy Press.

ZOLTÁN BALOG (Ózd, 1958) is Minister of Human Capacities and a pastor of the Reformed Church. He has been active in the parliamentary work of Fidesz since 1990. From 1998 to 2002, he was a chief advisor to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. As a theologian, he held office at the European Protestant Open University between 1992 and 1998 and has been the leader of the Protestant Forum since 1996. From 2003, he was the Director-General of the Foundation for a Civic Hungary, where he is currently Chairman of the Advisory Board.

PÉTER ÁKOS BOD (Szigetvár, 1951). Economist, university professor. He worked in economic research at the Institute of Planning, Budapest, taught economics in Budapest and in the US before 1989. He was Minister of Industry and Trade between 1990 and 1991, and Governor of the Hungarian National Bank between 1991 and 1994. In 1995–1998, he was member of the Board at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (London), representing East Central European countries. At present, he is director of the Institute of Economics at Budapest Corvinus University. He is vice chairman of the Hungarian Economic Society, sits on editorial boards of Hungarian journals (incl. this Review). His major publications include: A vállalkozó állam [The Entrepreneurial State], 1987; A pénz világa [The World of Money], 2001; Gazdaságpolitika [Economic Policy], 2002; Közgazdaságtan [Economics], 2006.

KATALIN GELLÉR (Budapest, 1946) is a senior member of the Institute of Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She is the author of a number of monographs and articles focusing on the age of Romanticism, Symbolism and Art Nouveau in Hungary and in France. She has curated several exhibitions of turn-of-the century and contemporary art.

RICHARD GODWIN is a writer and professor of English and American literature. He has lectured and given creative writing courses at various universities in the UK and the USA (University of London, University of Vermont, Harvard University, Liverpool Hope University, Kingston College). He is the critically acclaimed author of some 15 books of crime fiction, such as Locked in Cages (2016), Noir City (2014), One Lost Summer (2013), Mr. Glamour (2012), and Apostle Rising (2011). The latter was published in Hungarian by Alexandra Publishing under the title A romlás labirintusa in 2013.

GYULA KODOLÁNYI (Budapest, 1942), Editor-in-Chief of Hungarian Review and of Magyar Szemle, is the author of thirteen collections of poetry, scholarly and literary essays and poetry translations. He taught English and American Literature at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest in 1970–1989. He received research and teaching fellowships from the British Council, the American Council of Learned Societies, CIES and The German Marshall Fund of the US. He taught at the University of California in Santa Barbara (1984–85) and at Emory University in Atlanta (2004–2009), and read his poetry in English widely in the US. In 1987 he was a founding member of the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF). In 1990–94, he served as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister. In 2000–2005 he was an Advisor to President Ferenc Mádl. In 2012, he received Hungary’s Middle Cross with the Star and in 2005 the President’s Medal of Honour for his public and literary achievements. With Magyar Szemle, he received a Prima Prize in 2003. In 2015, he was Prima Primissima Prize winner in literature. In 2016, he received the Hungarian PEN Club’s Janus Pannonius Prize for Poetry Translation.

DANIEL J. MAHONEY holds the Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, where he has taught since 1986. His most recent books are The Conservative Foundations of the Liberal Order: Defending Democracy Against Its Modern Enemies and Immoderate Friends (2011) and The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth about a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker (2014). He is presently completing a book entitled The Humanitarian Subversion of Christianity: Why the Christian Religion is Not the Religion of Humanity. It is scheduled to appear from St. Augustine’s Press in the summer of 2018.

GORDON McKECHNIE (Detroit, 1951) was educated at the International School of Geneva and at the University of Oxford. After a career in banking (working in the then emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe from 1989), he became a Partner of Deloitte and subsequently worked for the UK Treasury. Among his current positions, he is Chairman of the OECD’s Infrastructure and PPP Network and a member of the International Committee of Tearfund.

JOHN O’SULLIVAN (Liverpool, 1942) is editor-at-large of National Review in New York where he served as Editor-in-Chief for ten years. He was a Special Adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street and later assisted her in the writing of her two volumes of memoirs. He has held a wide variety of senior editorial positions in the media on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the founder and co-chairman of the Atlantic Initiative, an international bipartisan organisation dedicated to reinvigorating and expanding the Atlantic community of democracies, launched at the Congress of Prague in May 1996 by President Václav Havel and Lady Thatcher. His book, The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister (on Pope John Paul II, President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher), was published in Hungarian, too, in 2010. Until 2011, he was the Executive Editor of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty in Prague. Currently he is the President of the Danube Institute, Budapest.

DAVID A. J. REYNOLDS is a freelance writer and editor from England, specialising in history and current affairs. He has lived and taught in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Philadelphia, and presently resides in Illinois.

GEORGE SCHÖPFLIN (Budapest, 1939) graduated MA, LLB. from the University of Glasgow and pursued postgraduate studies at the College of Europe in Bruges. He worked at the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the BBC before taking up university lecturing, at the school of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London (1976–2004), including latterly as Jean Monnet Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Nationalism. Professor Schöpflin was elected a Member of the European Parliament for Fidesz–Hungarian Civic Union, a member of the Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) in 2004, re-elected in 2009 and in 2014.

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