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The virtues of tolerance seem absolutely unassailable, at first glance. Yet qualified behavioural tolerance seems to have been replaced by a blank-cheque attitudinal tolerance which threatens individual liberty and stifles free speech. This argument is at the centre of this compelling book. Robert Weissberg takes a serious look at the political shifts over the past 30 years and their effect on attitudes and behaviour. What should be tolerated? Is being highly tolerant a praiseworthy virtue? Is the welcoming of differences too often merely a facade to avoid the charge of intolerance?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803973435
ISBN-10: 0803973438
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 4-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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