About this book
Subtitled, "The Death Of Theo Van Gogh & The Limits Of Tolerance". When an angry young Muslim shot and killed the Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh in November 2004, a quiet, complacent Holland was horrified, and it sent shock waves around the world. This masterpiece is a brave and rigorous study of conflict in our time, as Ian Buruma describes what he found when he returned to his native country, Holland, and tried to make sense of the murder.
It was the emblematic crime of our moment: On a cold November day in Amsterdam, an angry young Muslim man, Mohammed Bouyeri, the son of Moroccan immigrants, shot and killed the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, great-grandnephew of Vincent and iconic European provocateur.