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Explaining Soccer

Mike Dwyer asked us to explain the appeal of soccer. Here’s my attempt, using a goal the Netherlands’ Robin Van Persie scored today. First watch the video of the goal, then I’ll break it down to show how it happened. Beautiful, right? In fact that’s going to be one of the highlight goals of the…

Peter Singer Is Wrong

The famed bioethicist nods in approval at a Dutch politician’s assertion that animal rights trump religious freedom.  This was occasioned by ongoing attempts in the Netherlands to ban traditional Jewish and Muslim practices of animal slaughter.  Earlier this week, a one-year moratorium was enacted as part of a compromise—and if Jews and Muslims can’t “prove” that their…

Radio Free Europe: In Which the Good People of the Netherlands Turn My Post Into a Radio Program

Last December on the day after my birthday, I received an email from Netherlands public radio. One of the producers there had come across a post of mine. “I wanted to make contact with you regarding doing an essay for our radio programme,” she wrote. “The idea would be to take your story and turn…