The New York Young Republican Club takes a lot of inspiration from the activities of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his government, Gavin Wax, the club’s 76th president, said in the latest instalment of The Bold Truth About Hungary, the podcast of the state secretary for international communications, Zoltán Kovács. Referring to the Republican youth organisation recognising Orbán with their John Foster Dulles Award last year, Wax said it had been a step in their efforts to build links between conservative movements, which he saw as key in Transatlantic cooperation. He said the Hungarian government’s activities were unique in Europe in the broader Western world in general. Wax said Hungary’s For Fundamental Rights Centre (Alapjogokért Központ) and similar institutions were crucial in building a “counter-narrative” to leftist trends. He said it was “refreshing” to see that countries like Hungary embraced such values as supporting families and child birth or reinforcing their borders.
Wax was in Hungary as an organiser of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Hungary, which will take place in Budapest in May.