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Theology Professor Discusses Decline of Democracy in Hungary

Recently, the Mercatus Center and the American Enterprise Institute hosted a panel of experts, including Theology, Philosophy, and Classical Languages Department Chair Dr. H. David Baer, as well as two Hungarians currently living there under Prime Minister Orban. Moderated by Mercatus Center Visiting Fellow, Shikha Dalmia, the group's presentation, "The Real Truth About Hungary," examined how Prime Minister Orban’s 11-year reign has affected economic and religious life in the country as well as his impact on civil society, press freedoms, and institutional checks on executive power.

Dr. Baer holds the Pastor Gerhard A. and Marion Poehlmann Professorship in Theology at TLU where he has been since 1999. He teaches courses in theology, philosophy, and ethics, which is his particular area of specialization. He is also the founder of Christians Associated for Democracy and you can follow his commentary on Twitter @h_david_baer.

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