This book review essay builds on previous analysis that appeared in Hungarian Studies Review (vol. 48, no. 2, Spring 2021), as it recognizes the past three years and compares a new set of six recently published scholarly monographs that provide explanations of the causes and consequences of the consolidation of authoritarian rule in Hungary since 2010. Together, the otherwise diverse thematic and disciplinary foci of these books converge in establishing the interlocking historical, economic, and political factors that have allowed for the emergence and deepened the hegemony of thus far four consecutive Orbán governments.

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