From Exaltation to Exorcism

Forthcoming – 2009

In this special collection of essays, written during the past 15 years, a remarkable scetch is given of all the socio-cultural dynamics that led to the turmoil of the ‘Revolt of the People’ in 2002 and beyond. Despite efforts to exorcize the sacrligeous voices – Fortuyn Van Gogh, Hirsi Ali and now perhaps Wilders? – who embodied this revolt, the once thought to be so solid consensus (draagvlak) based framework of Dutch culture, politics and arts seems to be irreversibly shaken.

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