David A. J. Reynolds

David A. J. Reynolds

DAVID A. J. REYNOLDS is a British writer, teacher, and editor who has lived and taught in Hungary, the Czech Republic, and the United States, where he gained a Master’s degree in History at West Chester University, Pennsylvania. A frequent contributor to the Hungarian Review and The Technoskeptic who has also been published in other journals and magazines, Reynolds particularly focuses on modern Central European history. He is the author of Revising History in Communist Europe: Constructing Counter-Revolution in 1956 and 1968 (Anthem Press, 2020), and Within the Grace of Meaning: Essays on Hungary in the Twentieth Century (Hungarian Review, 2020).

WITHIN THE GRACE OF MEANING

The study of a national culture is, in essence, a search for beauty. To believe this we need not submit to romanticism or deny the cold realities with which history confronts us. Either in concert or isolation, mankind consistently contradicts utopia’s vainglory: our efforts are ever flawed. But beauty is

OUR OLD KÖNIGLICHE HEIMAT – ON THE EUROPEANISM OF ENGLISHNESS

If you are an Englishman living on the European mainland, you will no doubt have come across the idea that England is a conservative relic; an impression that either charms or infuriates the continental observer. But while there is some veracity contained in this concept, its truth may belie the

THAT SONS AND DAUGHTERS WILL UNDERSTAND: A REVIEW ESSAY ON STEEP PATH

There is an insistence about the memory of a poet. It is an irresistible and involuntary awareness, born of being a witness – one who perceives and then bears that perception upon his shoulders. Where can he carry it, and can others, like Simon of Cyrene, bear it also? This