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The U.S. Should Take a Lesson from Hungary

This Letter to the Editor originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

The U.S. should take a lesson from Hungary when it comes to unwanted statues. After the fall of communism, Hungarians were angrily destroying Soviet statues. The government wisely decided to move them all to a museum/park called Memento Park. Students of history can now visit these haunting symbols of fallen communism and a most despised era and value system.


Ambassador Foley served as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary from 2006 to 2009. Prior to serving as US Ambassador to Hungary, she worked at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. After first serving as a Director of the Bank, she was appointed to be First Vice President and Vice Chairman in 2003.

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