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Thursday, January 6, 2005


After the war, and especially since the nineteen-sixties, the Dutch prided themselves on having built an oasis of tolerance, a kind of Berkeley writ large, where people were free to do their own thing. Liberated, at last, from the strictures of religion and social conformity, the Dutch, especially in Amsterdam, frolicked in the expectation that the wider world would not disturb their perfect democracy in the polders. Now the turbulent world has come to Holland at last, crashing into an idyll that astonished the citizens of less favored nations. It╣s a shame that this had to happen, but na´vetÚ is the wrong state of mind for defending one of the oldest and most liberal democracies against those who wish to destroy it.

--Final Cut, The New Yorker, Jan. 3



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