Washington Post Commentary: Central European University is a remarkable school. It should stay in Hungary.
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Ronald J. Daniels is the president of Johns Hopkins University.
“Prime Minister Orban has murdered my institution. He has ripped it from its historical and geographic context, and stripped it of its identity. . . . He has consciously inflicted grave damage on it in order to damage the prospects for liberal democracy in Central and Eastern Europe.”
So said history professor Istvan Rev when I asked him about the Hungarian government’s forcing Central European University out of the country. The graduate school — a private U.S. institution with 1,435 students last academic year that has operated in Budapest since 1993 — announced under duress last month that it would relocate to Vienna.
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