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'All of these people come here for philosophy?'

in: English - Filosofie magazine (October 2012)

Foreign philosophers often react with surprise: why is philosophy so popular in the Netherlands? Dutch philosophers write bestsellers, the “philosophical cafes” are full, and the Month of Philosophy is flourishing. Does it have something to do with the national character of the Dutch? And does this say anything about the quest for meaning in the Netherlands?

This article is discussed on Opinionator, the opionion blog of the New York Times.

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Going Dutch Means Staying Stuck

in: Inter Press Service English, English (3 juli 2012)

Many asylum seekers are being denied refugee status by the Dutch authorities, but cannot go back to their own country either. Forced removals are doing little to better the situation.

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Jesus and Muhammad about People, planet, profit

in: blog, English

Technical students won't get credits very often for attending a lecture about Jesus and Babylon System! Last week they did, in Eindhoven. Together with a muslim I explained the connection between my faith and PPP.

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Counting the Cost at 2,600 Litres of Water a T-Shirt

in: Inter Press Service English, English (March 24, 2012)

The share of organic cotton is increasing in an unstable cotton market, thanks to big European retailers like H&M and C&A who've jumped on the bandwagon of offering organic clothing at a low price. But whether this benefits the farmer is another matter.

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Poles Apart in These Online Wars

in: Inter Press Service English, English (15 februari 2012)

Many people are appalled by the anti-Polish website established recently by the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV). The site encourages complaints against migrant workers from Central and Eastern Europe, particularly from Poland. The Poles are hitting back with their own hotlines, and humour.

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Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers swim against the tide

in: Inter Press Service English, English (May 26, 2011)

Although politicians seem to have put the peace process on ice, there are many different groups in Israel and the Palestinian territories that still believe in reconciliation. They call on the world not to believe in stereotypes. "The minute you choose sides, you become part of the conflict."

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Overspeeding China Must Slow Down

in: Inter Press Service English, English (19 november 2010)

Rosy figures tempt China to postpone much-needed reform, says a renowned Chinese economist. "Much growth is non-productive, with enormous speculation widening the gap between rich and poor."

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'Food Empires Creating Agricultural Crisis'

in: Inter Press Service English, English (8 oktober 2010)

Forget speculators, forget biofuel farmers. The real cause behind the permanent food and agricultural crisis is the imperial food regime, squeezing money out of agriculture, a Dutch professor says.

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Latin American dispute goes to World Court

in: Inter Press Service English, English (19 december 2006)

Uruguay urged the International Court of Justice to force Argentina to take measures against environmental activists who block three access roads to Uruguay, where a controversial pulp mill factory is being constructed.

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Recensie Front Porch Republic
13 Januari 2022

Een lovende recensie over mijn boek Hyperreality op de site Front Porch Republic. Ik ben een soort Johnny Appleseed, vindt de auteur, dat is een beetje te veel eer, en ik heb ook niet zo'n mooie baard.

“As I read the book I became increasingly aware of a sort of total comprehensivity in brevity I’d not come across in such a critique since I read ...

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Overhoop in the NY Times
04 September 2021

We are in the NY Times today! Our community Overhoop is part of a story about cohousing, in the Style section. Go and see the pictures!


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