It is regularly claimed that liberal toleration is obsolete, for at least two reasons: First, that the circumstances of toleration are absent in relations between rulers and citizens in ideal democratic states; and second, that the liberal ideal of toleration has been superseded by toleration as recognition. Both versions of the ‘obsolescence’ objection are flawed and the ideal of liberal toleration remains a relevant and attractive guide to managing conflict in conditions of reasonable pluralism.
Join our events mailing lists
Always be the first to know about what's going on in our community. Sign up for one of our newsletters and receive information on a wide variety of events such as exhibition, lectures, films, art performances, discussions and conferences.