The European fraternal war demanded huge sacrifices. Over 6% of Europe's population either died or were seriously disabled. There were twenty million disabled and over eight million dead on the battlefields...
"The European fraternal war demanded huge sacrifices. Over 6% of Europe's population either died or were seriously disabled. There were twenty million disabled and over eight million dead on the battlefields. The weakened population was further destroyed by the Spanish influenza, which claimed nearly twenty million victims. The losses suffered by historical Hungary were horrific. There were almost 700,000 who died a hero's death, the same number injured, and the same number captured. Of these figures, the loss of soldiers whose mother tongue was Hungarian reached 350,000. This was almost double our battlefield losses during the Second World War." (Mária Schmidt)
Publisher: Public Foundation for the Research of Central and Eeast European History and Society, Budapest, 2014
Language and Liberty
„Language: now, as always, it all started with language. The expropritation, the agressive seizure of language has swept us frighteningly far from reality. The crisis could not be more serious. Anyone trying to break free from the strangehold of half-truths and contrived thought experiments risks nothing less than expulsion from the „paradise” of lies. True, in a few decades from now – or a few centuries – such people could become icons; but the prisoners of the putrefying present are doing their utmost to mercilessly annihilate them here and now. With this volume Mária Schmidt is again taking a risk. According to her iroinic profession of faith, however, she has no choice: what is at stake is liberty."
A Country Boy Against the Evil Empire: Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
The peoples of Eastern Europe will never forget the grave, responsible and loving tone Ronald Reagan used when speaking about us and our suffering. The 40th President of the United States defended humanity's noblest concept, freedom, with stubborn gentleness.