69 million page views

Dank U,, Charles

Reader comment on item: Why I Stand with Geert Wilders
in response to reader comment: A short history of Dutch politics and a few comments on its constitution.

Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Jan 27, 2010 at 18:50

Thanks, Charles. I do not know that much about Netherlands political culture, apart from how some political theorists have described in as a "pillared society" throughout most of the 1900's. The only reason I know about Kuyper and some other figures in your modern history is because I find many of the beliefs of the older "Christlijke Gereformeerde Kerken" congenial--although my ancestors who were domiciled in the Netherlands a good long time ago were Jewish.

The "tolerance" measure in your Constitution seems like a major problem for anyone who sees a growing social problem or political threat. Of course, we in the USA have seen similar pressures since the 1960's.


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)