THE DANUBE: Puppet Strings

Into the highceilinged, ornamental, gilt-walled hall of the Hungarian Parliament's Lower Chamber walked surefootedly one day last week a young, handsome aristocratic statesman exuding confidence. He was Count Stephan Csáky, Hungary's Foreign Minister; before him were 262 uniformed deputies, waiting expectantly to hear a scheduled speech on foreign relations.

The room in which Count Csáky stood represented only a small part of the detailed workmanship and great wealth that had been poured into Hungary's impressive Houses of Parliament. Standing on the Rudolph Quay in Pest (i.e., on the left bank of the...

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