At the request of the Blinken OSA Archivum, historian Krisztián Ungváry is giving twelve lectures on controversial issues of 19th and 20th-century Hungarian history. The lecture series outline different interpretative frameworks and patterns on controversial pivotal points in Hungary's recent history.
The lecture series is held in Hungarian at CEU.
9. The "agent affair" as a deficit of Hungarian democracy
Dealing with the past of state security has caused problems in all countries of Eastern Europe, and in Hungary, it has long been an open wound to democracy. The Hungarian specificity concerning this issue can be understood in a broader context and also helps us to understand the system we live in today.