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British journalist slams Danish culture in a book that promises to set off another round of 'Danes are this' and 'Danes are that'
A new book by British journalist Patrick Kingsley is almost sure to provoke the locals. Certainly if you take the quotes reported on Seven59.dk and tv2.dk.
»If you don’t look like a Dane, or have a Danish name, you’re never going to be a genuine Dane, even if you’re born in Denmark«, he writes in the book.
Fighting words from ’How to Become a Dane’.
»…it appears as though being Danish is something a person is born into«.
During his research for the book, the 23-year old Mr Kingsley says he was surprised just how prejudiced Danes are.
»They’re just not very accommodating towards people from other countries and I was surprised to experience that they’re far more introverted and narrow-minded than people in Great Britain could ever imagine.«
At the same time he extols many of the positive things about Denmark: Free universities, the health sector, and …cycle paths, reports Seven59.dk.
Read Patrick Kingsley’s views on the Danish film industry and blossoming food culture in
the Guardian here.
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