• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Photo: Headshot of Rich Barlow, an older white man with dark grey hair and wearing a grey shirt and grey-blue blazer, smiles and poses in front of a dark grey backdrop.

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There is 1 comment on Trump, Putin, Orban: New Book, How Democracy Survives, Probes Global Threat

  1. Let’s stick to facts. Orban’s Fidesz won the last election with 54% of the votes. The opposition party got 34%. The people have spoken. Orban’s model of democracy is working quite well against the onslaught of EU apparatchiks and liberal academics worldwide.

    The comment stating that “international institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union should be revitalized to limit excessive nationalism”- is quintessential propaganda.

    What is considered excessive?
    Why use the term nationalism instead of patriotism?
    Why should non-elected bureaucrats make decisions on behalf of foreign independent states and their citizens?
    Are there any political prisoners in Hungary? Is that country in a state of war with anyone?

    Perhaps self-proclaimed experts and elitists should stop getting upset when the unwashed masses elect non-establishment leaders, and instead start examining their own views, stop manipulating the facts, and exercise more tolerance.

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