Hungary’s ruling party to distribute book targeting George Soros

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party plans to distribute copies of a book targeting Hungarian-American financier George Soros, written by a German conspiracy theorist, according to media reports on Monday.
The book, titled “George Soros,” was originally written in 2016 by Andreas von Rétyi and questions, among other things, whether “Soros caused the refugee crisis.” Von Rétyi’s other books include one about “UFO secrets,” as well as another that backs a so-called 9/11 truther conspiracy theory that the U.S. government was involved in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Originally in German, the Soros book will be printed in Hungarian by a publisher close to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government, according to Spiegel. The plan is for 5,000 copies to be printed and distributed to politicians as well as activists across the country.
“The book is a detailed and accurate piece,” János Halász, a Fidesz spokesman, told broadcaster RTL Klub, according to Spiegel.

The book’s distribution comes amid an ongoing feud between the Hungarian government and Soros. The billionaire accused the Hungarian government last week of organizing a “massive anti-Soros media campaign” against him, which he claimed was intended to cast him as an “outside enemy.”
In July, the Hungarian government took down controversial posters featuring Soros after receiving heavy criticism both at home and abroad. A new poster campaign targeting Soros was then launched in the fall, and posters are still up across the country.
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