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How I came to understand Viktor Orbán's Hungary and the future of Europe |
How I came to understand Viktor Orbán's Hungary and the future of Europe |
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Orbánland - the book

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Orbánland is the story of a Danish journalist who moved to Hungary to understand what was really going on in this divisive European country. Along the way, he encountered people from all walks of life, and he learned as much about the Hungarians as he learned about himself.

Orbánland is not just a book for ‘Hungary nerds’ – it’s a book for everyone who cares about the situation in Europe today… and in the future. Regardless of whether you are interested in migration, populism, the new world order of Trumps and Brexits, human rights or political correctness, identity politics or European history, family values or the film industry, there will be something in this book for you. 

Chances are that you will learn something new. Perhaps even change your mind on some issues.

Through two hundred pages, Lasse Skytt will guide you through a polarized landscape of opinions and values in Viktor Orbán’s Hungary and beyond. You will meet many different people with often conflicting ideas and agendas. And hopefully – whether you belong to one political camp or another – you will be able to better understand what lies behind the current trends of a divided Europe. 

Are we entering a new era in European history? This discussion will only become more relevant in the coming years, so we might as well start listening to each other. Especially to those we disagree with.

Bonus info: The book includes conversations with Viktor Orbán’s right-hand man, a bitter ex-Prime Minister, a Hungarian hipster activist, a cigar-smoking oligarch and a best-selling crime writer. Among others.

Writing is my passion, and I am lucky to do it for a living. As a journalist, I write articles every week, covering a range of topics for Danish and international media. However, writing this book was more of a personal project, at least to begin with. A project that would take up my time on evenings and weekends for almost two years. 

As I was writing, the purpose of the book gradually became more and more relevant. Viktor Orbán went from being a Hungarian politician to a European politician. Many of his ideas spread from Hungary to the rest of Europe and around the world.

And now – just a few months before the crucial European elections in May 2019 – the highly relevant Orbánland is ready for publication.

Your support will help Orbánland reach an even larger audience and ensure that the release of the book is a success. Thank you very much in advance!

Risks and challenges

The self-published book will be ready to go to print, as soon as this campaign is successfully completed. A Hungarian graphic designer has created the front cover, and the book will be printed at a modern printing facility in Budapest.

The timing is crucial: Orbánland will be an essential read before the European elections in May 2019. Therefore, shipping to my valued patrons is expected to start in the second half of April. To ensure this, the 100 % goal of the campaign must be reached in a short space of time. With your support, together we can make it happen.

Tak - Thank you - Köszönöm szépen!

P.S. I would really appreciate your help spreading the word.

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    Signed copy of the book + ORBÁNLAND bag

    Get an early copy of the book with a personal note from the author + a never-seen-before ORBÁNLAND bag. Inside the bag there will be a special Hungarian gift for you (hint: it's something you can eat and drink). You can use the bag to carry the book to your local café. It's always good to read a book in a café.

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    Signed copy of the book + personal tour

    Get an early copy of the book with a personal note + an afternoon in Budapest in the company of the author, Lasse Skytt. Lasse will take you on a tailor-made tour around the city, share anecdotes from his life in Hungary and invite you for lunch at his favourite bisztró in Budapest. You will also get the special ORBÁNLAND bag. And eternal gratitude!

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