Aad Nuis

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Harry Aarts (nl), Aad Nuis and Harry van den Bergh (1982)

Adrianus (Aad) Nuis (18 July 1933, Sliedrecht – 8 November 2007, Scheveningen)[1] was a Dutch political scientist, literary scientist and critic, journalist, columnist, poet, and politician.[2][3][4]

Nuis completed his military service in New Guinea, and after spending time in Jamaica returned to the Netherlands, where he became part of the anti-monarchist movement.[4] In the 1970s he worked as a literary critic for the Haagse Post.[4] He became more involved in politics in the D66 party.[4]

He served in the States-Provincial of Gelderland between 7 June 1978 and 10 June 1981. He served as Secretary of State for Culture and Media and Minister of Education, Culture and Science in the 1990s.[5]


  1. ^ "Oud-staatssecretaris Nuis overleden | nu.nl/algemeen | Het laatste nieuws het eerst op" (in Dutch). Nu.nl. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  2. ^ Door Jean-Pierre Geelen (2010-12-07). "Zelf Martin Bril worden - Binnenland - VK" (in Dutch). Volkskrant.nl. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  3. ^ d'Haen, Theo & Bertens, Hans (eds.) (1997) Closing the Gap: American Postmodern Fiction in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands, Editions Rodopi B.V., ISBN 978-9042002975, p. 230
  4. ^ a b c d Hageman, Esther (2007) "in memoriam aad nuis 1933-2007 / Literator in twee werelden", Trouw, 9 November 2007, retrieved 11 November 2012
  5. ^ Rathkolb, Oliver (ed.) (2004) Revisiting the National Socialist Legacy: Coming to Terms with Forced Labor, Expropriation, Compensation, and Restitution, Transaction Publishers, ISBN 978-0765805966, p. 130

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