The Liberum editor-in-chief (author & political scientist) Arthur Blok published various books about Dutch politics. In 2008 he published his about Dutch politician Geert Wilders: ‘It can’t get much crazier’, followed in 2018 by 'This is as crazy as it gets - Geert Wilders, from a one-man faction to a broad popular movement.'
In recent polls, Wilders’ Party for Freedom (PVV) is growing rapidly. In some polls, he is now the largest party in the Netherlands, a good reason for discussing the PVV. How is it possible that a party that is spat out by all mainstream newspapers can become so big?
How can a party that receives no airtime from most of the Dutch mainstream media grow in this way? Blok's book of 2008 was the first book ever written on Wilders and differs from other books about the Dutch MP, which often criticise and ridicule him and his supporters.
Blok, known for his impartial and neutral approach, does not do that. He also adds his broad Middle Easter experience and vision into this fascinating conversation with Dutch emeritus professor Paul Cliteur.
Did you miss the first part of the interview? Please watch it here.
Language: Dutch (with subtitles).