Is democracy in Eastern Europe doomed?
It started in Hungary and now it has spread to Poland
I'm afraid that whole region will regress to fascism
East Europe never believed in individual liberty and democracy.
These countries just pretended to be something else in order to receive favors from the West but now that they have achieved a somewhat prosperous state they can go back to the system they truly admire - which means authoritarian nationalist governments in the manner of Pilsudski and Horthy.
The point is I could argue the same about Germany or Japan
Those are just excuses and these countries are secular, educated and prosperous enough with civil society sufficiently developed to have proper democracy
I don't know why is this happening