East Central Europe

"This is a book that should appeal to both those historians who tend to dwell in the realm of signs and discourses as well as those who want to look into the machinery of state. There is something particularly engaging about the way Nagy lets us see the hypervigilant, even petty, one-upmanship of diplomats wrestling over the fickle consideration of distant audiences, laboring mightily to frame the woes of aggrieved nationalists as burdens to be shouldered by global humanity. Similarly, another strength comes in what Nagy is able to illuminate about the interactions among Hungarian government agencies and other institutions, not least because it allows him to cement his analysis of cultural discourse onto the more concrete matter of chancellery politics."
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Zsolt Nagy
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