Nationalist Turn Coming for Dutch Politics?

According to this article, The Netherlands as a society has been reasonably prosperous since at least 1960. But things have slipped in the past 17 years. During the same time span, the Dutch have expended more on the EU than any other European nation. Many Dutch have come to feel that being in the EU is not such a good deal and is the cause of their economic slippage. The right-wing parties in the coming elections have a chance to take advantage of this collective perception.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his four books: From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World Co-Authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present and Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia WA.

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