Professor Annemarie Toebosch penned an op-ed forThe Conversation about the March 15 elections in the Netherlands and the "myth of Dutch tolerance." She writes about the historical legacy of Dutch intolerance and the way that the picture is painted by Western liberals today, and how this all led to the popularity of Geert Wilders, whose Party for Freedom (PVV) came in second in the election with 20 seats. Read the article here.
Annemarie Toebosch is director of Dutch studies in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. In addition to teaching Dutch language courses, she is currently teaching the course "Amsterdam: Tolerance in the Triple X City."