Murder in Amsterdam

The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance

by Ian Buruma

Hardcover, 278 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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Murder in Amsterdam
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The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance
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Ian Buruma

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Traces the murder of the controversial Dutch filmmaker and great-grandnephew of Vincent van Gogh by an angry Muslim immigrant's son who promptly committed ritual suicide, describing how the event sent shock waves throughout Europe and tested the boundaries of the secular west's tolerance of other cultures.