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Inside The Secret Budapest Meeting Of 'Racial Realists'

They want to expel "non-European" immigrants and expound ugly racial theories. A reporter sits in at the controversial international gathering even the Hungarian government tried to ban.

Budapest at night
Budapest at night
Boris Kálnoky

BUDAPEST A rustic restaurant in Budapest has been reserved for this meeting, where some 70 mostly male guests sit at long tables. "I'm a little concerned that I might get arrested," says author and former diplomat Tomislav Sunic, a Croat with an American passport and one of the leading dogmatists of the New Right. He's about to give a speech warning of the dangers of too many immigrants and multicultural societies.

Others who were scheduled to speak here are instead in police custody, were kicked out of the country, or weren't admitted in the first place. The original plan was to hold a high-profile congress on Europe's future and the dangers of mixing races. The reality is a semi-secret private event.

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Welcome to Wednesday, where 21 are killed in a school shooting in Texas, Davos focuses on Ukraine, and a vertigo-inducing world record is broken at Mont-Saint-Michel. Die Welt also offers a psychoanalyst’s perspective on how war survivors pass trauma onto their children.

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