Orban : Europe's New Strongman Paperback / softback
by Paul Lendvai
A no-holds-barred biography of Viktor Orban, the most successful--and arguably most dangerous--politician in Hungarian history. Through a masterly and cynical manipulation of ethnic nationalism, and deep-rooted corruption, Prime Minister Orban has exploited successive electoral victories to build a closely knit and super-rich oligarchy.
More than any other EU leader, he wields undisputed power over his people. Orban's ambitions are far-reaching. Hailed by governments and far-right politicians as the champion of a new anti-Brussels nationalism, his ruthless crackdown on refugees, his open break with normative values and his undisguised admiration for Presidents Putin and Trump pose a formidable challenge to the survival of liberal democracy in a divided Europe.
Mining exclusive documents and interviews, celebrated journalist Paul Lendvai sketches the extraordinary rise of Orban, an erstwhile anti-communist rebel turned populist autocrat.
His compelling portrait reveals a man with unfettered power.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/09/2019
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9781787382206
- Hardback from £16.99