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Hun nostalgia makes its mark in modern Hungary

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Wanton violence and bloodshed have rather fallen out of fashion in modern Europe, but that has not deterred the revival of Hun nostalgia in Hungary. Attila devotion reaches its apotheosis in the small town of Tápiószentmárton, seventy kilometres east of Budapest, and, it has to be said, not a place that has hitherto had much to boast about. As one local entrepreneur from Tápiószentmárton remarked recently to a hip Budapest online magazine (with the somewhat disarming name Pestiside), "Tourists come here if they are lost"!

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