András Gerő (1952) is Professor Department Head of Eötvös Loránd University. Director of the Institute of Habsburg History, Professor of Central European University, a Budapest-based historian awarded with the Széchenyi Prize.
His English-language books include:
Heroes’ Square Budapest. Hungary’s History in Stone and Bronze (1990)
Modern Hungarian Society in the Making. The Unfinished Experience (1995)
The Hungarian Parliament (1867-1918). A Mirage of Power (1997)
Imagined History. Chapters from Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Hungarian Symbolic Politics (2006)
The Jewish Criterion in Hungary (2007)
Public Space in Budapest. The History of Kossuth Square (2009)
Neither Woman nor Jew. The Confluence of Prejudices in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy at the Turn of the Century (2011)
Publisher: Public Foundation for the Research of Central and East European History and Society
Language and Liberty
„Language: now, as always, it all started with language. The expropritation, the agressive seizure of language has swept us frighteningly far from reality. The crisis could not be more serious. Anyone trying to break free from the strangehold of half-truths and contrived thought experiments risks nothing less than expulsion from the „paradise” of lies. True, in a few decades from now – or a few centuries – such people could become icons; but the prisoners of the putrefying present are doing their utmost to mercilessly annihilate them here and now. With this volume Mária Schmidt is again taking a risk. According to her iroinic profession of faith, however, she has no choice: what is at stake is liberty."
A Country Boy Against the Evil Empire: Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
The peoples of Eastern Europe will never forget the grave, responsible and loving tone Ronald Reagan used when speaking about us and our suffering. The 40th President of the United States defended humanity's noblest concept, freedom, with stubborn gentleness.