Tolerance in the Age of Increased Interdependence
17 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2010
Date Written: June 4, 2010
This essay addresses the need for tolerance and respect for the dignity of other human beings in an era of increased interdependence. It offers a partial response to claims that love of and loyalty to country or territorially-based patriotism necessarily fosters love of others and human dignity either within a given state or trans-nationally. The essay also questions whether loyalty and patriotism are key factors in controlling the use of terrorism, especially by state and non-state fanatics.
Keywords: Human dignity, Human rights, Interdependence, International law, Love, Loyalty, Non-state actor, Oppression, Parochialism, Patriotism, Sovereignty, Racist, Terrorism, Tolerance
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