Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Monarchs still calling the shots in the Netherlands!

"Dutch Establishment Rejects Election Results," Thomas Landen. Hudson New York. July 7, 2010.

I don't pretend to know anything about Dutch politics, I just find it extremely interesting that the Dutch Queen Beatrix is playing a substantive--and controversial--role in influencing the formation of government. We Americans have a hard time wrapping our heads around the reality that European countries became democracies without ceasing to be monarchies.