Is Tolerance Enough?
As we look closer at the definition of “tolerance,” we begin to understand why it may be a rather imperfect word, inadequate to face the current climate.Grace Liu | Vanderbilt Synesis | Spring 2018
Postmodernism and the Paradox of Tolerance
Postmodernism conflates truth and personhood, and in doing so confines the person to a state of perpetual insecurity and vulnerability. It is this fear of violence that prevents modern persons from recognizing the inherent dignity of their peers.Joshua Tseng-Tham | The Dartmouth Apologia | Spring 2017
Breaking Christians’ Silence on Racism
In the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting in August 2014, there was a noticeable dearth of active, grassroots Christian involvement in the racial conversation in Ferguson, Missouri and the rest of the United States.Jessica Tong | The Dartmouth Apologia | Spring 2015
Tolerance and Social Hope
Both the left and the right are unhappy with tolerance. No one wants to tolerate because that implies being loose with one’s values; no one wants to be tolerated because that means being regarded as deficient in some way.Jonathan Lin | Princeton Revisions |