High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Proud of the Netherlands?
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Proud of the Netherlands?

(Jeroen van der Kris) The Low Countries - 2008, № 16, pp. 305-308

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A personal account of Dutch 'nationalism' by the author, a Dutch correspondent in Brussels: 'In Brussels, I came into contact with Flemings who turned out to know the Netherlands quite well, and who often thought differently about this. The word ‘identity' is somewhat abstract for the type of conversation I had; but, I discovered, people certainly think we are nationalistic and chauvinistic. And rowdy. And, I now realise, they are right.'

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