by Ivan Kalmar
24th May 2022

In this episode, Ivan Kalmar, author of White But Not Quite, explains illiberal democracy in Central Europe, as seen in the governance of Victor Orban in Hungary.

What role does ‘whiteness’ play in illiberalism, and what are the dynamics of racism by and towards Central Europeans? How do the ideas in the book help us to understand the war in Ukraine? And what possibilities does ‘not quiteness’ offer?

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