High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


A Country Divided. Of Old and New Boundaries

After a fairly hysterical decade, the Netherlands is a divided country, not explosively divided and torn apart, but without a heartfelt concern for the public interest in general. That is the cutting thesis of the author.


A Literary Triumph: 'The Ascent' by Stefan Hertmans

In his novel about a Flemish Nazi collaborator, bestselling author Stefan Hertmans presents a sharp image of life under German occupation, which he links perceptively to the personal history of his characters.


Prometheus Unbound. Essays as an Orphic Counterforce

The books mentioned in this essay testify to mental resistance. The fact that they are there at all is nothing short of a miracle. They embody an ambition which runs counter to the cynical neo-Liberalism that has the world in its devastati...


The Search for Lost Authority. The 1960s – Again

It is one of the ironic quirks of history that some of the core concepts of the anti-authoritarian movements of the 1960s should re-emerge unchanged a couple of decades later, though pointing in the opposite direction, in the publicity and...

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