In association with the Celebration of Hungarian Science, on Thursday, November 12th, 2015, at 10 AM, the Philosophical and Historical Studies Department will host an academic session titled Conservative Social Scientists at a Political Crossroad in the 1930-40’s at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The participants will examine the different political choices made and roles assumed by the main conservative social scientists of the Horthy Era.
In the latter half of the 1930’s, Hungarian society, and within that, the nation’s leading intellectual lights, came to a crossroads. One possible choice was closer ties to Germany, a wartime alliance and right-wing radicalization. The other was the repudiation of all of these, a stronger association with the traditions of European parliamentarian arrangements, an emphasis on Hungarian national interests and a repudiation of any and all ethnic discrimination.