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Ska vi tolerera intolerans?

David Cameron har hållt ett uppmärksammat tal (här kan du läsa hela). Ett omdebatterat avsnitt:

Frankly, we need a lot less of the passive tolerance of recent years and much more active, muscular liberalism.

A passively tolerant society says to its citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone.

It stands neutral between different values. A genuinely liberal country does much more.

It believes in certain values and actively promotes them.

Freedom of speech. Freedom of worship. Democracy. The rule of law. Equal rights regardless of race, sex or sexuality.

It says to its citizens: this is what defines us as a society.

To belong here is to believe in these things.

Each of us in our own countries must be unambiguous and hard-nosed about this defence of our liberty.

Diskussionen är i full gång i Storbritannien. Här, en debatt från BBC One’s The Big Question.

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Kommentar från Niclas
Tid: 8 February 2011, 9:49

Jag kommer att tänka på Karl Popper.

Kommentar från Patrik Lindenfors
Tid: 8 February 2011, 10:06

Briljant citat. Tack!

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