2/23/2016, Sasha Issenberg

'In Switzerland, You Get Chocolates and Watches. In Hungary, You Get Dentistry.'

'In Switzerland, You Get Chocolates and Watches. In Hungary, You Get Dentistry.'

Among the regular cast of characters who populate the pages of Hungary’s newspapers and magazines, the one whose fame is hardest to understand in a country long proud of its disproportionate share of Olympic medals and Nobel Prizes may be the man usually identified simply as the prime minister’s dentist. Bela Batorfi’s rise to fame can… more