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Abroad - With Flemish Nationalism on the Rise, Belgium Teeters on the Edge - NYTimes.com
“In a global society, nations are less important. It’s a moral question. Does a culture have a right to stand up for itself? More than that: Do unity and nationhood take priority over one’s culture? That’s not just an issue for Belgians but everyone.”
language  europe  france  belgium  netherlands  culture 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: In the Netherlands, Life Runs on 2 Wheels (Sometimes 3)
“People have more free time, and more people are trying to keep healthy. And bicycling is a popular way of doing it.”
bicycling  netherlands  europe  health  exercise 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: 'Murder in Amsterdam,' by Ian Buruma
"Voltaire did not risk, with his every utterance, making a billion enemies who recognized his face and could, via the Internet, share information instantaneously with people who aspired to assassinate him."
books  islam  religion  europe  netherlands  atheism  philosophy  writing 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge

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