Author Archives: Will Collins

The Movie That Predicted France’s Upheaval

From seething suburbs and police brutality to more recent riots, 1995’s ‘La Haine’ shows a culture unraveling.

Bloody, Cosmopolitan Sarajevo

The city where World War I began has reinvented itself as a multicultural haven, yet the ghosts still linger.

Crying ‘Fascist’ in Eastern Europe

Those who see the specter of authoritarianism in Poland and Hungary are making a huge mistake.

Viktor Orbán Isn’t the Illiberal Revolutionary You Think He Is

But even those who sympathize with him should keep their eyes open.

The Subtle Return of German Hegemony

It’s inevitable and it won’t be like previous eras. In fact, America may have reason to welcome a more powerful Berlin.

‘Orbán or Turbans’: Hungary’s Wild Election

As Westerners griped, Hungarians rallied to defend what they saw as their national sovereignty under attack.

Hungary’s Acela Corridor

What the contrast between Budapest and the rest tells us about our own cultural divide.

What If Rousseau Was Right?

New book argues man’s ‘progression’ into agriculture and civilization was really a mistake.