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  1. The World

    February 6, 2014

    What's the point of calling for a Nexit?

    Geert Wilders (Michel Porro/Getty Images) Beneath his populist rhetoric neither Geert Wilders, nor most supporters of his...

  2. March 13, 2012

    Can We Talk About This?, National Theatre, London

    Even the title of this brave, urgent piece of dance theatre contains several implied interpretations at once. Can we have a...

  1. January 20, 2012

    All the rage

    You Can’t Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom, by Nick Cohen, Fourth Estate, RRP£12.99, 224 pages Nick Cohen is...

  2. April 21, 2010

    Dutch spies boost operations abroad

    Dutch spies will step up overseas activities in a switch of focus from a domestic Islamist threat to dangers abroad, the...

  3. April 20, 2010

    Dutch spies boost operations abroad

    Dutch spies will step up overseas activities in a switch of focus from a domestic Islamist threat to dangers abroad, the...

  4. April 6, 2010

    Healing old wounds in cities of conflict

    It was a quintessentially Amsterdam scene: two men riding their bicycles through the morning cold one day in 2004. Then the...

  5. January 16, 2010

    Victims of illegitimate violence

    From Mr Peter Pulzer. Sir, In his comment on the attempted murder of the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, Christopher...

  6. October 31, 2009

    Amsterdam reaches out to disaffected Muslims to root out radicalisation

    Cycling along a street in the east of Amsterdam five years ago on Monday, Theo van Gogh, the outspoken Dutch film-maker,...

  7. October 31, 2009

    Amsterdam reaches out to disaffected Muslims to root out radicalisation

    Cycling along a street in the east of Amsterdam five years ago on Monday, Theo van Gogh, the outspoken Dutch film-maker,...

  8. October 30, 2009

    Amsterdam engages disaffected Muslims

    Cycling along a street in the east of Amsterdam five years ago on Monday, Theo van Gogh, the outspoken Dutch film-maker, was...

  9. Brussels Blog

    June 5, 2009

    Anti-Islamic extremist storms to second place in Dutch EU poll

    Well, that’s a good start, isn’t it?  The Netherlands was the first of the European Union’s 27 countries to release exit...

  10. The World

    February 13, 2009

    Going wild about Wilders

    There is a row in Britain about the decision to ban Geert Wilders, a Dutch MP, from entering the country because of his...

  11. July 19, 2008

    Impressionism and Scotland

    Scotland's early encounter with modern art was inauspicious: when pioneering Glasgow dealer Alex Reid sent home some Van...

  12. June 14, 2008

    Multiculturalism RIP

    Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides are Wrong in the Race Debate by Kenan Malik Oneworld Publications £18.99, 288 pages FT...

  13. April 24, 2008

    A third way on immigration

    On October 25 2001, in a column entitled “Let the huddled masses go free” (reprinted in my book Against the Flow), I...

  14. April 19, 2008

    DVD Releases

    30 Days of Night David Slade, 2007 Icon The premise of this exceptionally bloody horror movie is inspired - a tribe of...

  15. March 1, 2008

    Dutch PM issues warning on film about Koran

    The Dutch government yesterday took the unusual step of publicly distancing itself from an unreleased film about the Koran...

  16. February 16, 2008

    Dvd Releases

    The War on Democracy Christopher Martin/John Pilger, 2007 Lionsgate After four decades of TV documentaries, Pilger's feature...

  17. February 12, 2008

    Paris urges EU support for victims of extremism

    The French government will press the European Union to create a fund to protect individuals such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the...

  18. February 11, 2008

    Call for EU fund to protect former Dutch MP

    The French government will press the European Union to create a fund to protect individuals such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the...

  19. February 1, 2008

    Dutch mayor sounds stark warning on intolerance

    Fear and suspicion among ethnic groups in the Netherlands are at a postwar peak, according to Job Cohen. Amsterdam's...

  20. February 1, 2008

    Dutch mayor sounds stark warning on intolerance

    Fear and suspicion among ethnic groups in the Netherlands are at a postwar peak, according to Job Cohen. Amsterdam's...

  21. January 26, 2008

    In defence of the right to offend

    The Netherlands has spent the past several weeks in a political crisis out of a novel by Borges. People are worried that a...

  22. January 25, 2008

    Comment: In defence of the right to offend

    The Netherlands has spent the past several weeks in a political crisis out of a novel by Borges. People are worried that a...

  23. December 27, 2007

    Anti-Islamic outsider is top Dutch politician

    Geert Wilders, who compares the Koran to Mein Kampf, has been named the Netherlands’ politician of the year in a poll run by...

  24. October 2, 2007

    Hirsi Ali returns to Netherlands

    The Netherlands was on Monday plunged into a bout of introspection after Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a highly controversial critic of...

  25. October 2, 2007

    Hirsi Ali 'returns to Netherlands'

    The Netherlands was yesterday plunged into a bout of introspection after Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a highly controversial critic of...

  26. September 29, 2007

    Amsterdam

    Do not let the title of this excellent book put you off. It is one of the most important books written about the...

  27. September 28, 2007

    Murder in Amsterdam

    Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance By Ian Buruma Atlantic Books Do not let the...

  28. September 10, 2007

    Amsterdam’s soft approach to jihadists

    El-Tawheed mosque could only be in Amsterdam. Across the street is a coffee shop serving soft drugs. The facade of a house a...

  29. September 10, 2007

    Amsterdam's soft approach courts potential jihadists

    El-Tawheed mosque could only be in Amsterdam. Across the street is a coffee shop serving soft drugs. The facade of a house...

  30. August 9, 2007

    In the Club

    What better time than the silly season to get into a farcical situation? Hard on the heels of the Donmar’s Absurdia – a trio...

  31. November 24, 2006

    Dutch disgruntlement

    The Netherlands faces a period of protracted negotiations to form a government after elections on Wednesday that pulled...

  32. The World

    November 23, 2006

    A new platform, the Dutch election and conspiracy theories

    I am on a new platform this morning – or so they tell me. As I understand it, this means that there have been some changes...

  33. November 22, 2006

    Profile: Jan Peter Balkenende

    He may have largely shaken off comparisons to Harry Potter, but Jan Peter Balkenende's triumph in a general election in the...

  34. November 3, 2006

    Home is where the hate is

    Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance by Ian Buruma Atlantic Books ₤12.99, 256 pages...

  35. The World

    October 5, 2006

    Free speech in Europe

    I am currently ploughing my way through a lot of American books, whose general theme could be summarised as “Europe is...

  36. October 4, 2006

    Free speech in Europe

    I am currently ploughing my way through a lot of American books, whose general theme could be summarised as “Europe is...

  37. August 25, 2006

    Gone Dutch

    The Dutch national identity crisis of the past five years has featured several characters straight out of pantomime. First,...

  38. May 19, 2006

    Christopher Caldwell: Hirsi Ali case only the start

    If you lead a political party, the ultimate weapon at your disposal is the power to take away someone’s party membership....

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