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Hungary’s Response to the Refugee Crisis

The contrast between Kim Lane Scheppele’s denunciation of Hungary’s migration policies (“Orbán’s Police State,”, September 14, 2015) and Melik Kaylan’s balanced commentary (“Spare a Thought for Hungary,”, September 15, 2015) could not be more striking. Scheppele systematically distorts Hungary’s measured and compassionate response to the migration crisis, while Kaylan thoughtfully analyzes the roots of the calamity and challenges readers to empathize with the plight facing Hungary and other countries on the frontlines of Europe’s biggest migration crisis since World War II.

Scheppele has clearly not witnessed first-hand — as I did a few days…

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September 22, 2015