April 8, 2020 | By Kim Lane Sheppele , Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: The Demise of Democracy in Hungary

While Europe has been struggling to contain COVID-19, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has used his country’s emergency response to reduce checks on his power and make himself a de facto dictator. Princeton University’s Kim Scheppele joins Deep Dish to explain why the failure of one democracy should matter to every democracy and examine whether Hungary could have ripple effects on other political systems in Europe and beyond.

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