High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

God's Subcontractors. The Dutch and Water
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God's Subcontractors. The Dutch and Water

(Herman Pleij) The Low Countries - 2003, № 11, pp. 12-21

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Whoever wants to know what Dutch society finds important and what the Dutch might think of a future in Europe and the world, would be well advised to consider the history and the ambitions of national water management in the Netherlands. The Netherlands, under an exclusive commission from God, was to be created by its inhabitants. As a result, the Netherlanders have had an obvious and irrepressible urge right up to the present day to keep tinkering with their own creation, to map it out and regulate it more closely.

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