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Column: State of Indulgence by Patrick van der Hijden, opening debate Burger King & Citizenship

In the debate Burger King & Citizenship, Patrick van der Hijden, David van Reybrouck, Chris Keulemans and Samuel Vriezen give their views on the state of the citizen. Audiences may, but need not, participate. Below is the column State of Indulgence, recited by Patrick van der Hijden - as a kick-off to the debate.

"Our life was invented in the eighteenth century.

Members of the upper classes - the elite - had their own homes, often with gardens. They sent their children to school, which started...

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