Political football: how multicultural Hungary contrast Orbán’s dogma

Viktor Orbán’s country has become an epicentre of nativist thought – the Euro 2024 squad is a counterpoint to that

A white, 20-something man, sporting a blue puffer jacket, tight jeans and carbon-grey rectangular sunglasses flaunts a large disc to the camera with a beaming smile: “Woke Zero,” the disc reads. “Woke” on the disc is inscribed with a red flourish in the classic Coca-Cola font. Just to the right, outside a conference-centre room, is a towering sign: “Let’s drain the swamp! WOKEBUSTERS.”

For those able to gain entry to the conference room, a who’s who of the anti-globalist elite await. Figures such as the far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders and Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of the former president of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, are here delivering talks with titles such as Save the West, Protect the Borders.

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