Peter Mair: The Netherlands, 14 December 2006
Show More Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance by Ian Buruma.
Atlantic, 278 pp., £12.99, October 2006, 1 84354 319 2Show More
“... got Theo. The heart stands still.’ It was, and remains, a shocking and horrible moment. Ian Buruma was born in The Hague in 1951, close to where Van Gogh grew up, and emigrated from the Netherlands in 1975, moving on to spend time in Japan and the East, as well as in the US and Britain. He is the sort of intelligent, calm and reasonable ...”