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1989 revisited: 11 July – Bush visits Hungary July 11, 2019

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A cool reception for President Bush in Hungary as noted by this report from the New York Times. The sense that he was lagging behind developments in the Warsaw Pact is very clear.
This from the Washington Post is more positive:

After a few words of praise for Hungary and its reform-minded communist leaders, whose experiments in market-oriented economics have brought this country a booming private sector, Bush flung off his raincoat and plunged into the crowd to shake hands before returning to his limousine for a drive across the square to parliament, where he was to have dinner. In a dinner toast, Bush told Hungary’s leaders, “Your nation is involved in an unprecedented experiment — a communist system seeking to evolve toward a more open economy, toward a more open and pluralistic political system.”

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