The Deep State’s Long Arm by Bruce Bawer


The Dutch media had maligned Fortuyn and van Gogh and Wilders too, and in much the same way. They'd done so endlessly, mercilessly, with no regard whatsoever for truth or decency, and without giving any thought, apparently, to the possible consequences of their acts of demonization. In the Netherlands, quite simply, this is what happens to you if you're a prominent figure who criticizes Islamic immigration. Sometimes you end up dead; sometimes you just end up fleeing the country or spending the remainder of your life at a secret address with armed guards. Which brings us to a charismatic young Dutch politician - of the decidedly non-establishment sort - named Thierry Baudet.

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