Nóra Szekér

Nóra Szekér

NÓRA SZEKÉR (Budapest, 1976), historian, studied history and art history in Vienna and at Pázmány Péter University (Piliscsaba–Budapest). She teaches modern history at Pázmány and cultural history at Óbuda University. Her field of research is the Second World War and its aftermath in Hungary. She earned her PhD at Pázmány in 2009, and the book developed from her thesis, A Magyar Testvéri Közösség története (History of the Hungarian Fraternal Community) was published in Budapest in 2010.

WAY BEYOND THE TAXI BLOCKADE

NSZ: Contemporaneous debates in Parliament and various memoirs make it clear that the gas price hike which triggered the taxi blockade in October 1990 was a contested issue within the government itself. What do you recall about the controversy as Minister of Industry and Trade back then? PÁB: To understand

CRISIS AND ASCENT – THE DAYS OF THE 1990 TAXI BLOCKADE

NSZ-ZN: First of all, can you briefly describe what was your status in the government at the time? GYK: During the first two years of the administration I was Head of the Prime Ministerial Advisers Office, at the same time Chief Adviser on Foreign Affairs, answering directly to the Prime

DOMOKOS SZENT-IVÁNYI AND HIS BOOK: AN INTRODUCTION – PART II

Part II Even after Teleki’s tragic death it remained politically practicable for politicians in the highest places to organise both secret foreign policy and Hungarian anti-Nazi resistance while at the same time behaving as allies of Germany. As British historian C. A. Macartney remarked with much insight: “the fact there

DOMOKOS SZENT-IVÁNYI AND HIS BOOK – PART I

If anyone on the verge of action should judge himselfaccording to the outcome, he would never begin.Even though the result may gladden the wholeworld, that cannot help the hero; for he knows theresult only when the whole thing is over, and that isnot how he became a hero, but by