Against Tolerance

Stephen J. Gallagher


A few years ago, the word tolerance was out of fashion. It reeked of musty antiquity, reminiscent of the days before 1968. Yet today, tolerance enjoys new life in rhetoric regarding American attitudes toward Islam and Euro pean attitudes toward recent immigrants. What prompted this renaissance? After September 11, “tolerance” was supposed to pour healing …

This article is available to subscribers only.
Subscribe now or log in to read this article.