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by Peter Moskos

April 21, 2008

A sociology dissertation thesis?

Feel free to steal this idea:

For centuries, the Netherlands has tried to "normalize" their society. While it may have worked in the past, today "normalization" is killing Amsterdam. What makes Amsterdam great and unique, is that it isn't a "normal" city.

In Holland, they have a different idea of democracy. The mayor of Amsterdam isn't even an elected position. He's appointed. Imagine if George Bush appointed the mayor of New York City.

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