Tolerance is not a moral absolute; it is a peace treaty.

A peace treaty is not a suicide pact.

What this teaches us is that tolerance, viewed as a moral absolute, amounts to renouncing the right to self-protection; but viewed as a peace treaty, it can be the basis of a stable society. Its protections extend only to those who would uphold it in turn.

Zunger is brilliant as usual; this is a must-read. (And apologies if it has already made the rounds.)

https://extranewsfeed.com/tolerance-is-not-a-moral-precept-1af7007d6376#.bmuu7efi4

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