European Heroes

Oct. 10, 2005

European Heroes
In your wonderful selection of people who deserve to be called European Heroes, you featured Amsterdam mayor Job Cohen [Oct. 10]. That is too much praise for a man who is mainly known for his prevarication and tardy approach to very real problems that affect this city. It is important to realize that in Holland, mayors are appointed by the crown. The good citizens of Amsterdam are thus not allowed to vote for their first citizen, and they instead got a refugee from the political establishment who needed a place to hide. After filmmaker Theo van Gogh...

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