Monday, September 19, 2005

In today's IHT three articles on business in the Netherlands: a new channel that was started by John de Mol, advertising agencies in Amsterdam, and three well-known publishing powerhouses that have historic ties to the Netherlands ( Wolters Kluwer, VNU and Reed Elsevier ). It is interesting to see that the same famous Dutch tolerance that for more than four centuries has given Holland a prominent place in international book publishing ( take for instance the renowned Hebrew publishing house of Menasse Ben Israel in the 17th century ) also is at the basis of populist television programs such as De Mol's Big Brother.

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