Should tolerance have its limits in a democratic society?

April 14 Wednesday


April 14, 2010, 6.00 - 8.00 p.m.


„Gabi“, Šv. Mykolo g. 6, Vilnius



The next session of our discussion club "" gathers participants from Lithuania and USA on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.

Also available in Deutsch

A modern society is very diverse: it unites people of different origin, looks, character, worldview etc. But despite the differences of each fellow man, a common life in society is available. Each one knows that the fellow man has to be respected and tolerated. Tolerance towards the fellow man in democratic societies is guaranteed with rules of behavior and other legal acts: through constitutions of each country, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, just to mention a few. But are there any limits of tolerance in a democratic society?
This question we will ask our participants at the discussion club “” on Wednesday, April 14, and debate on the topic “Should tolerance have its limits in a democratic society?”

Our panelists:

Liberal Ideology and the limits of tolerance: Is everything allowed in Liberalism?
Dr. Andrius BIELSKIS, Philosoper

Tolerance: Where is the limit between defense of individual rights and the rights of the whole society?
Dr. Paul CAMERON, Scientist, USA

Limits of tolerance in a conservative society?
Dr. Egidijus VAREIKIS, MP, Seimas of Republic of Lithuania

Contact person

Andreas Michael Klein

Head of the KAS office Chile

Andreas Michael Klein
Phone +56 22 234 20 89
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français,‎ Español


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