Three Faces of Toleration in a Democracy


  • An earlier version of this article was delivered initially to the UNESCO Conference on Toleration, April 1995. My thanks for the valuable comments there from Paolo Commanducci, Maurizio d'Entreves, Richard Bellamy, Susan Mendus and Steven Lukes. Thanks to my son, Daniel, for his detailed comments on an earlier version; to my son, Samuel, for having at an early age a good eye for research material; to Albert Weale, Ernesto Laclau, Michael Freeman, Bob Watt and other members of the Centre for Theoretical Studies and the Political Theory Group at the University of Essex; and finally to the editors of The Journal of Political Philosophy for constructive criticism.