I had asked Andras Kovacs
, professor at the Nationalism Studies Program and academic director of the Jewish Studies Program at Central European University, Budapest, to guest edit a special issue of the JSA on Eastern Europe.
Some of the wittiest and politically balanced poems in Edes hazam were written by Transylvanians, by the poet-politician Bela Marko, Ferenc Andras Kovacs
, and Peter Demeny.
And then, as if to tie us all together again--though sadly--he wrote of the recent death of Andras Kovacs, our mutual--and valued--friend when we worked together in Hungary, particularly, in Gyor, Kovacs' home town.
Andras Kovacs, who also was the administrator of the local communal service company, headed this local project.
At one point in our roil of conversation, Andras Kovacs turned to me with a surprising question:
I couldn't have been more embarrassed than if Andras Kovacs were right there pointing a long forefinger at my forgotten promise.
Further, there are entries on the work of the "great generation" of Zoltan Fabri, Karoly Makk, Miklos Jascso, Andras Kovacs
, Peter Basco, Istvan Gaal, and Istvan Szabo.
is the professor at the Nationalism Studies Program and academic director of the Jewish Studies Program at Central European University, Budapest, and has held many academic appointments throughout the globe.
We are anticipating CEU's (Budapest) Andras Kovacs
for a special issue on Eastern European antisemitism.
The appeal of antisemitism to the Russians, Hungarians, and Poles, written by Stella Rock with Alex Verkhovsky, Andras Kovacs
, and Ireneusz Krzeminski, is somewhat different from its Western counterpart.
* A November 2011 poll by Andras Kovacs notes the number of Hungarians who find Jews repugnant (24%) had significantly increased prior to the election years, a fact indicating that political endeavors augment anti-Jewish sentiment--namely, the "Jewish Question."
We look forward to our fourth year in 2012, with special issues in law (guest editor, Kenneth Lasson) and Eastern European antisemitism (guest editor, Andras Kovacs).