Thierry Baudet MP
Thierry Baudet (1983) is a Dutch politician, jurist, historian, journalist, author, columnist, critic, activist, political pundit, political scientist and professor who founded and leads the political party Forum for Democracy.
A prominent Eurosceptic and advocate of western culture, Baudet is an outspoken defender of the nation state. His conservative political convictions have been largely influenced by two events in his first year as an history undergraduate in Amsterdam: the September 11 attacks and the assassination of Pim Fortuyn.
His academic work focusses on questions of law, history and poltical philosophy. As a journalist he has had a column in NRC Handelsblad, and written for Le Monde, Press Europe and European Ideas. He has also been an active commentator in Dutch public television. Books he has authored include ‘The Significance of Borders: Why Representative Government and the Rule of Law Require Nation States’.
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He was elected to the Dutch parliament in 2017.
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“Communism must be reckoned in crude mathematic terms the most murderous system ever devised by human intelligence; and yet this is an argument we have to have, generation after generation. Consider this; one third of American millennials believe that more people were murdered by George W. Bush than Joseph Stalin. This is not an argument we can take for granted.”
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