Ok, to some this will seem like a silly question, and possibly it’s just a semantics problem, but nevertheless.
These political debates go round and round and inevitably people start preaching the virtues of “tolerance.” Need to win an argument? Just call the other side intolerant, that’s what it always boils down to.
Now, to me, prior to entering these political discussions, tolerance never seemed lke a virtue. I mean, really, the idea that you put up with something is some kind of grand ideal now? It’s always seemed to me that tolerance is basically neutral, some things should be tolerated while others shouldn’t. But apparantely some others disagree, and I’m interested in their take.