From New York City (post September 11) to Northern Ireland and the Middle East, a stellar group of authors bring a world view to the way tolerance is or is not practiced in business, in our religions, in our cultures, and in our political and economic systems. These rich and varied essays include original works from such notable contributors as Muhammad Ali, Nobel Prize Winner Wole Soyinka, writer and journalist Ian Buruma, Egypts Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Zakzouk, and Brandeis University professor Jeffrey Abramson. Beyond promoting a renewed commitment to tolerance, the authors tackle head-on the thought-provoking notion that promoting tolerance also means defining where tolerance stops. What conditions constitute a truly open society? What are the limits to tolerance now?
The Alfred Herrhausen Society for International Dialogue, established in 1992 by Deutsche Bank, provides a forum for generating new ideas, stimulating debate, and opening new vistas for intellectual endeavor. Focusing on crucial social themes, the Society brings together policiticans, business professionals, scientists, and others to examine relevant issues, identify problems and discuss possible solutions.