Political tolerance: balancing community and diversity
At first glance, the virtues of tolerance seem absolutely unassailable. Yet, in this increasingly charged climate, qualified behavioral tolerance seems to have been replaced by a blank-check attitudinal tolerance that threatens individual liberty and stifles free speech. This argument is at the center of this compelling new volume in the Contemporary American Politics series. Author Robert Weissberg takes a serious look at the political shifts over the past 30 years and their effect on our attitudes and our behavior. Political Tolerance shines a light on questions that are often obscured or ignored: What should be tolerated? Is being highly tolerant always a praiseworthy virtue? Is the welcoming of differences too often merely a way to escape being labeled intolerant? This book provides a serious, scholarly introduction to notions of tolerance over time and considers many of the most controversial topics of modern time in an unblinking and thoughtful manner. Political Tolerance is a must-read for scholars and students in a wide range of courses in political thought and political science.
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