Budapest and Paris: The Contrast Between Civilization and Barbarism

In his The Epoch Times column, the good doctor contrasts the recent architectural approaches between Budapest and Paris—neo-classical versus modernist. As a native of Budapest, I can proudly say that Budapest is indeed a very pleasant and beautiful city to call home.

All I can say is that Budapest is at the moment one of the most pleasant of all cities to be in.

One contrast between Paris and Budapest struck me very forcefully. Of course, the circumstances of the two cities are different and circumstances alter cases; nevertheless, the contrast is instructive. It is that between civilization and barbarism, and in one respect it is not Paris that is on the side of civilization.

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