European of the Year

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been selected as European of the Year for 2006. The only thing that slightly modifies my rapture at this news is the fact that the award comes from the Reader’s Digest. I remember that from the days of my childhood, and it struck me even then as being marshmallow reading. Still, glad to see that Hirsi Ali has been recognised for her activities.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to European of the Year

  1. Unknown says:

    Marshmallow reading? Have you read the mag in recent years. I would think the selection of Hirsi Ali and devotion to space for an extensive interview would be a clue that the times have a-changed. Give it a fresh read! : – )

  2. Geoff says:

    Ok, Ok… I grant you that I’m talking about 45 years ago… But then I had the feeling that I was drowning in maple syrup, so cloying and comfy was the selection of pieces. Controversial and cutting-edge were not the terms that could be applied to the product at that time. Happy to hear that things have moved on… 🙂

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