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University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. JSTOR. Traditionalist conservatism. Tolerance, Liberalism, and Community. Liberalism includes many views on many topics.

Tolerance, Liberalism, and Community

I will confine my attention to the liberal principle of tolerance: the coercive powers of the society are limited by a commitment to the broadest toleration of rival religious and moral conceptions consistent with the protection of crucial social interests such as preventing harm to others and preserving institutions of law and government. The state is thus to be neutral in the religious and moral wars that rage over the point of human life and the detailed ways of life worthy of human beings; but, of course, the state must keep the peace between one individual and another and between competing factions.