“Conversations with the right-wing extremist Hungarian politician Márton Gyöngyösi regularly devolve into tiring marathons of relativization. He’s not an anti-Semite, he insists, but the Jews … ; he’s not against the Roma, but the Gypsies … ; he’s not an extremist in favor of dictatorships, but liberal democracy … has failed.
The 33-year-old economist and former tax advisor is not just some random right-winger, though. He is the deputy parliamentary floor leader for the Jobbik party, which won 17 percent of the vote in Hungary’s 2010 elections. Gyöngyösi’s parents work for Hungarian trade associations abroad and as he was growing up, he spent time in Egypt, Afghanistan, India and Iraq. Jobbik made him the party’s foreign policy spokesman.”