Publications
Crossing Over. Thirty Years on the Wrong Side of the English Channel
0 Comments
For subscribers
society

Crossing Over. Thirty Years on the Wrong Side of the English Channel

(Derek Blyth) The Low Countries - 2011, № 19, pp. 28-37

This is an article from our print archives

Utrecht seemed in 1979 like Utopia compared to the crumbling island monarchy the author had left behind. He was living in Maastricht when Thatcher went to war with Argentina. After Amsterdam he finally landed in Brussels. Sometimes Belgium seems old-fashioned and a bit cynical to the author. Other times, it is right up there with the world's most progressive countries. Blyth senses that the Low Countries are in danger of losing those ideals like tolerance and optimism that first brought him there in 1979.

Continue reading?

The article you want to access is behind a paywall. You can purchase this article or subscribe to access all the low countries articles.

€4/month

€40/year

Sign in

Register or sign in to read or purchase an article.

Sorry

You are visiting this website through a public account.
This allows you to read all articles, but not buy any products.

Important to know


When you subscribe, you give permission for an automatic re-subscription. You can stop this at any time by contacting philippe.vanwalleghem@onserfdeel.be.