The Corner

‘From Scrubbing Toilets to Nuclear Science’

In a speech before his country’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian leader, said some important things. He said — I quote Deutsche Welle — that “ethnic homogeneity” is key to economic success and that “too much mixing causes trouble.”

He further said, “I would not like to see the country drift toward a situation where lower-skilled work would only be carried out by foreigners. We ourselves have to do the work required to keep our country going, from scrubbing toilets to nuclear science.”

Like Donald Trump, Orbán is a candid leader, and many people — not only his fans — appreciate this. Orbán causes excitement on the American right and elsewhere as well. I hope the questions he raises will have a full and honest debate, in all forums of good will.

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