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After a break of nearly seven years I published the sixth article in my series on Dutch political history: The times of trouble about the changes in the Dutch political landscape from 1967 to 1977.
In the end it took me about two hours to perform the final edits on the draft article that has been patiently waiting for many years. The next two articles, The three-party system (1977-1994) and The reasonable revolution (1994-2002) are also ready in a similar draft form, but after that I will have to write new material for which I only have snippets available.
So let’s say I’ll bring the story up to 2002 reasonably quickly. I don’t know what will happen after that, though. Writing these articles takes a lot of time.
I have published the fifth article in my series: Roman or red? It treats the failed Breakthrough, the five parties, the party system in general, and political history 1946-1967.
I have published the fourth article in my series: Coalition
of the unwilling. It treats the catholic and socialist denominations, political history 1918-1940,
and World War II.
I have published the third article in my series: The Antithesis.
It treats the protestant and liberal denominations, the district system
that was in place until 1918, as well as political history 1894-1918.
You may have noticed this article appears a week later than promised; that’s because
last week I just did not have the time to make it ready for publication. I’m afraid this
sort of thing will happen more often, and I do not make promises about the publication schedule
any more. If a certain Wednesday goes by without a new article you’re just out of luck.
I have minor edits to make in part IV, major edits in part V, and this week I finally realised
what the twelfth article in the series should be. So far this new article consists only
of pieces I’ve cut out of the others, and it should be published as part VI or VII
or something, so it might hold up publication of the rest.
In other words, part IV, Coalition of the unwilling, may appear next week. It may also appear
the week after. I still have five articles more-or-less ready for publication, a sixth half-ready,
and three further ones completely unready.
I have published the second article in my series: Kuyper’s
world. It takes a look at protestants and catholics, liberals vs. conservatives, the rise of
Abraham Kuyper, denominational segregation, and the Takkian controversy, as well as treating
political history 1848-1894.
I still have six such articles more-or-less ready for publication.
Part III, The Antithesis, will be published in a week.
I have published the first article in my series: The rules
of the game. It takes a look at elections, parliament, government, and rise and fall of
a government. It treats a few crucial rules you need to know before we start talking about
Dutch political history.
I still have seven such articles more-or-less ready for publication; the next one will
be published in a week.
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in Amsterdam. It’s a hobby blog where he follows Dutch politics for the benefit of those twelve
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