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Andras Bozoki: Selective Repression and Democratic Opposition in Post-Totalitarian Hungary

In his chapter in One Hundred Years of Communist Experiments, our Research Affiliate Andras Bozoki investigates how censorship worked in Hungary in the post-totalitarian period of communist rule.

The volume, edited by Vladimir Tismaneanu and Jordan Luber, addresses the question why communism’s humanist quest for freedom and social justice has without exception resulted in the reign of terror and lies.

“There was no legislation on censorship, because the system did not need it; legislation would have meant the blunt acknowledgement of the limited freedom of the press, and it was easier to exercise party control without such legal norms,” Andras Bozoki writes in his chapter.

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