Sources in the Book

Sources / References in the book


A total of 1,100 sources ensure the authenticity of the book and the traceability of the facts presented. 

In this way, the situation can be bridged as to how, if we do not know the writer, how to determine whether the book is trustworthy.

The e-book format is good because it makes hundreds of online resources easy to retrieve. 



Erich FrommThe Anatomy of Human Destructiveness (1973)

Stephen GraubardThe Presidents (2004/2010)

Laurence ReesBehind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West (2008)

Burton C. AndrusThe Infamous of Nuremberg (1969)

Daniel KalderThe Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy (2018)

Donald RayfieldStalin and His Hangmen (2005)

S. Fischer/István Jenő SzatmáriThe Secret History of Cold War/A hidegháború titokzatos története (2006)

Peter TruscottPutin’s Progress (2004)

Norman FriedmanThe Cold War Experience (2005)

John Lewis GaddisWe Know Now (2001)

Ferenc Fischer – The Divided World (2001)

The Chronicle of Hungarians – edited by Ferenc Glatz (2000)

János Estók, György Fehér, Péter Gunst, Zsuzsanna VargaAgricultural World in Hungary from 1848 to 2002 (2003)

George Orwell1984 (1949)

György RétiHistory of Albania (2000)

Harry HearderItaly: A Short Story (1992/2001)

David BirminghamA Concise History of Portugal (1993/2003/2018)

György Tibor SzántóHistory of England (1987/2003/2007)

Roger PriceA Concise History of France (1993/2005/2014)

Erich ZöllnerHistory of Austria/Geschichte Österreichs (1990/1998)

Norman DaviesGod’s playground: History of Poland (1981/2005)

István NémethWest Germany from 1949 to 2009 (2010)

Fernando Garcia De Cortázar and José Manuel González Vesga – Brief History of Spain/Breve historia de Espana (2005/2012/2014)

Viktória SemseyShort History of XIX-XX Centuries of Spain and South America (2008)

Ádám AnderleHistory of Cuba (2004)

Gábor BúrHistory of Sub-Saharan Africa from 1914 to 1991 (2011)

Erzsébet N. RózsaThe Arab Spring: The Change of the Middle East (2016)

György FolkIndia: Empire of Extremity (2007)

Edwin O. ReischauerJapan: The Story of a Nation (1989)

Gyula JordánHistory of Taiwan (2005)

Thomas LairdThe Story of Tibet (2007)

Gábor BenedekHitory of Iran: From the Beginning to Nowadays (2012)

David Osborne and Peter Hutchinson: The Price of Government (2009)

Steve CrawshawandJohn JacksonSmall Acts of Resistance: How Courage, Tenacity, and Ingenuity Can Change the World (2011) 

Scapegoats in all TimeScapegoats in the Hungarian and Universal History (2013)


Documentary and Biographical Movies



Almost all Wikipedia articles have other language versions. You can find more information in different languages. Nearly all the Wikipedia articles have a lot of other references, in case you need to know more about different topics. On the average Wikipedia (sources in this book) has 250-300 other sources which give more sources if someone needs to know more.


Other Newspapers / Online Newspapers

Népszabadság had good foreign policy column and this has been a regular source of references in this book. The Hungarian government ruined this newspaper and its website.

Origo (website) is another regular source of references for this book. The Hungarian government took control of it and the website now spreads the government’s fascist propaganda; but this website used to be excellent source of information until all the genuine journalists were fired.

Index (website) has been the other popular source of references for this book. The Hungarian government took control of this one too.

Magyar Távirati Iroda is the other regular source of references for this book. It was part of the Hungarian public sector. The Hungarian government took control of it and now censors the news.

168 óra is another source of references used in this book. The Hungarian Socialist Party rules this newspaper and that is why this source could not be trustworthy so this book could reference this source only two times (only in the discussion about the Soviet Union).

Mindennapi Afrika blog has been a brilliant source of news until its owner went bankrupt.


Since I wrote a book in English, I could not burden the readers with sources in the the Hungarian language. That is why the Hungarian language source is exceptionally rare.

The Hungarian language source is also rare because we the Hungarians come from Asia, so our language is different from the languages known in Europe. For this reason, the Hungarian language sources cannot be translated into English language with all the skills needed. For example Dutch, German and English belong to the same language family but the Hungarian language belongs to the Finno-Ugric language family.


Historical Excavations

The profession of a historian requires a lot of researches and a lot of money to dig and found years of archival research. Since companies are not interested in such, individuals rarely give money for it; so historians are almost 100% dependent on the public sector everywhere in the world. Public sector organizations are run by politicians many of whom have been corrupt or have been among the criminals of the past. Therefore, exploring the last 50 years is a difficult work for the professional historians

Therefore, in exploring the last 50 years, I had to pay attention to another profession as well, the media. The media is sometimes an impact hunter, sometimes inaccurate, though there are few really good journalists who can think strategically. Furthermore, documentary filmmakers are those who have been able to uncover the past relatively accurately, but in many cases they are also journalists. Investigative reporters often use similar methods to make documentary films as the historians do in their scientific research. Historians are sometimes involved in the production of documentaries.

I have tried to reduce the occurence of inaccuracies so that all important statements can be verified from several reliable sources.