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Canadian scholar Jordan Peterson in private talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received Canadian political scientist, Professor of Psychology Jordan Peterson to discuss "PC-talk" and other issues in the Carmelite Monastery which now houses the Prime Ministry in Budapest. Peterson arrived in Hungary as a guest of the Brain Bar Festival.


At the informal meeting of the renowned Canadian scholar and the Hungarian Prime Minister, the parties discussed current political issues such as illegal immigration which they both described as unnecessary and dangerous, and political correctness which, in their view, thwarts meaningful debates in public life, and is additionally “an invention of a small group of ideologically motivated people”.

At the meeting, Mr Orbán and Mr Peterson spoke about the recent phenomenon that the horrors of communism appear to be losing in significance.

In this context, they recalled President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker’s speech seeking to find excuses for Karl Marx which they described as shameful and shocking.

The Brain Bar Festival was established in 2015 as a platform where attendees discuss issues related to the future of individuals, communities and the whole of humanity. In 2018 the event was attended by more than ten thousand people; the live broadcast was followed by over 38,000 viewers world-wide.

The Brain Bar festival in front of Saint Stephen’s Basilica in the heart of Budapest.

Hungary’s rebuild and freedom breakthrough after the 20th century is a wonderful sight and amazing success, said Jordan Peterson, Canadian political scientist and psychologist, at the Brain Bar festival in the Hungarian capital. Last year’s Brain Bar festival drew over 10,000 visitor in 2018.



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