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  • Readers of Istvan Bibo's wonderful The Misery of the Small States of Eastern Europe are quite familiar with this cocktail of national obsession, victimized patriotism, and collective, martyrized suffering that makes the Hungarian nation -- like the Polish or the Bulgarian, for that matter -- a sort of Christ-Nation, called upon to protect and restore a threatened civilization, like good King Stephen clashing swords with the Ottomans.

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: Could the Fate of Europe, Also, Hinge on Budapest?

  • Readers of Istvan Bibo's wonderful The Misery of the Small States of Eastern Europe are quite familiar with this cocktail of national obsession, victimized patriotism, and collective, martyrized suffering that makes the Hungarian nation -- like the Polish or the Bulgarian, for that matter -- a sort of Christ-Nation, called upon to protect and restore a threatened civilization, like good King Stephen clashing swords with the Ottomans.

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: Could the Fate of Europe, Also, Hinge on Budapest?

  • Readers of Istvan Bibo's wonderful The Misery of the Small States of Eastern Europe are quite familiar with this cocktail of national obsession, victimized patriotism, and collective, martyrized suffering that makes the Hungarian nation -- like the Polish or the Bulgarian, for that matter -- a sort of Christ-Nation, called upon to protect and restore a threatened civilization, like good King Stephen clashing swords with the Ottomans.

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: Could the Fate of Europe, Also, Hinge on Budapest?

  • Then he ordered the commandeurs to the cane fields, to work elbow to elbow with the same people they had martyrized, and replaced them with others less depraved.

    'Island Beneath the Sea'

  • The Fetus©™ - because even an adult can be profitably re-purposed, martyrized, foetishized and canonized.

    Dammit Janet: the mud-slinging continues

  • Pardon, my God, I believe in you, I love you, I want to defend you and die for my faith, martyrized...by the Soviets of China.

    A quick glimpse at Gerard Raymond, a model Catholic

  • Behind the veil of our incomprehensible language and behind the veil of lies the Austrians and Hungarians have told about us and our wrongs, the cause of the war — more than that, the reason for the war — is eternally a mystery to the vast majority of the people who took part in it and were martyrized by it.

    Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: Part V

  • Behind the veil of our incomprehensible language and behind the veil of lies the Austrians and Hungarians have told about us and our wrongs, the cause of the war — more than that, the reason for the war — is eternally a mystery to the vast majority of the people who took part in it and were martyrized by it.

    Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: Part V

  • He loathed the Demon Cigarette as he abhorred tobacco in any form, but he had martyrized himself until he was able to puff up the cold-air flue in the stilly reaches of the night without having to grope his way back to the bed and watch the room careen about him.

    Skippy Bedelle His Sentimental Progress From the Urchin to the Complete Man of the World

  • There was nought left her save a wild dream of revenge against the world that had martyrized her.

    Within the Law

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