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LEVY: Berkelland

If you want to see the future of Netherlands, you should go to the church of Berkelland which sits in the “Achterhoek”, a Dutch region in the east where budget cuts are already visible and palpable. The government as a "happiness machine" must according to People Party of freedom and democracy Prime Minister Mark Rutte, withdraw from this concept. Berkelland is one of the first places where the contours of that thought appear concretely. According to Dutch labour party’s leader Job Cohen, there is reason enough to call Berkelland ironically "Rutte Country “. In "The Lesson of Berkelland” Levy uses a magnifying glass and binoculars simultaneously. At the end of the expose, he hopes to have an answer to the question: will Berkelland be the future of the Netherlands after the financial cuts?