Connecting over difference in the Omo Valley © Anthony Fieldman 2018

The British philosopher Karl Popper once said, “In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be of . He went on, “If we are not prepared to defend a society against the onslaught of the , then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.”

He called this the paradox of tolerance, riffing on Plato’s earlier musings about “benevolent despotism”. While…