Grasping the Belgians’ identity is a challenge, to say the least. Unlike neighboring countries like France or Germany there is no vast collective historical narrative. 'Sire, il n'y a pas de Belges' is how the Belgian politician and author Jules Destrée was quoted by the Dutch writer Jeroen Brouwers for the title of his essay on the Belgian culture built upon a non-existing national identity.
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Tuesday, August 25. 2015
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