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… more afraid of intolerance than of poverty or illegality

September 26, 2012

“Our late modernity is primarily worried about its survival and the risks it is running. It aspires to being neither a society of order nor a society of progress, but a communications-based society, and it is therefore more afraid of intolerance than of poverty or illegality.” A. Touraine

Ref: cited, p.76 Nick Stevenson (2003) Cultural Citizenship: Cosmopolitan Questions. Open University Press: Maidenhead

(Original reference: p.147 A Touraine (2000) Can We Live Together? Cambridge: Polity Press.)

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