- 13 Feb 2020 2:43 PM
In a wide-ranging speech, he spoke about the impact of Muslim migration in Europe, his anti-Marxist political principles, the basis for Hungary’s economic success, and the link between national identity and conservative politics.
With “God, Honour, Country” as its theme, this was the second such National Conservatism Conference. Rising right-wing stars from Italy and France were the main speakers, before PM Orbán closed the show.
Organizer Christopher DeMuth said, “We are called primitives, xenophobes, paranoids, racists. We are even called populists,” to laughs. He continued to say that today’s conservative nationalists are the “direct descendants and rightful heirs of the glorious revolution” of the 1980s that brought down the Iron Curtain.
The conference was organized by the Edmund Burke Foundation based in the U.S. along with other conservative intellectual and political groups.