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Hungary's Xenophobia, Europe's Crisis

Populism won't help refugees; a coordinated plan will.

Unwelcome to Europe.

Photographer: Attila Kisbenedik/AFP/Getty Images

Hungary's response to Europe's refugee crisis has been shaped more by domestic populist politics than by good judgment -- and the results have been shocking and disgraceful. The European Union as a whole, though, hasn't done much better. The disarray in Hungary shows the urgent need for a reassessment, and not just in Budapest.

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