John O’Sullivan has had quite the career. He wrote speeches for PM Thatcher in the 80s, went on to lead the memorable Radio Free Europe (RFE/RL) in the late 2000s and has since launched a series of diplomatic, institutional, and journalistic initiatives to reinvigorate the transatlantic alliance. He has served variously as an editor, a senior fellow and a consultant to a range of think-tanks and publications worldwide. He muckraked as a parliamentary sketch-writer in Westminster in the 70s and went on, upon emigrating to the US, to succeed William F. Buckley Jr. as editor-in-chief of National Review, where he is to this day the Director of 21st Century Initiatives and a long-time contributor, these days from Budapest (Hungary). Watch him discuss with Jorge González-Gallarza how the worldwide pandemic, the European predicament and the culture wars raging across the West are all affecting the Danube Institute, an educational and scholarly think-tank he currently leads and one of the more interesting institutions of late in Hungarian democracy.