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Xenophobe's Guide to the Dutch (Xenophobe's Guide)

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It's all in your mind

The spirit of tolerance does constant battle with the ghost of Calvin for control of the Dutch psyche. Few Dutch people go to church anymore, but they don't need to. Inside every Hollander's head is a little pulpit containing a preacher with a wagging finger.

 

Going Dutch

This is the nation that once sold scrapers for getting the last remnants of the film of buttermilk from the inside of the bottle. The Dutch "think with their pockets." Parsimony is not an embarrassment, but a virtue.

 

Culture vultures

The Dutch are cultural magpies. They keep a beady eye on other people's cultural trends, and are swift to snap up sparkling new fashions. This means that rather than producing an indigenous culture, they have become voracious consumers of everybody else's—true Europeans, whose cultural fads and fancies know no borders. The Netherlands acts as a giant cultural sponge.

 

Double Dutch

For the Dutch, the other side of the question is as important as the question itself. Dialogue is the lubricant of tolerance, and the essential ingredient of dialogue is "Yes, but . . ."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781906042288
Author:
Bolt, Rodney
Publisher:
Oval Books
Subject:
Europe - Benelux Countries (Belgium Netherlands Luxembourg
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
General
Subject:
Travel-Benelux
Subject:
General Humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Xenophobe's Guide
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
92
Dimensions:
7 x 4.25 x 0.3 in

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