Thursday, November 11, 2004

The Netherlands

With all the talk of the election and religion in the US I haven't paid much attention to what's happening in Netherlands.

The IHT article For Dutch, anger battles with tolerance provides a good summary.

It really is remarkable, first the assassination of Fortuyn by someone from the extreme Left and now van Gogh's murder by religious zealots. And the Netherlands has been considered a model of liberalism.

Interesting to compare the situation there with the US where there has not been anywhere near that level of political violence.

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