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The process resulting in the definition of one’s own identity – hence an “us” – in an oppositional manner by, explicitly or implicitly comparing ourselves with “others”, is considered a universal movement in every society.

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The word genocide is nowadays used in a number of different ways and one must to try and analyse them separately, to the extent that this is possible.

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The word began to be used at the end of the Eighties in the United States to indicate an ideal society in which various cultures could co-exist with reciprocal respect, but avoiding all domination and assimilation into the dominant culture..

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In recent times, "dialogue" has emerged as an important and even central notion in both philosophy and politics.

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Civil Society

From the mid-1980s to the present, civil society has been a key category of democratic politics, increasingly in a genuinely international setting.

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A month of ideas.
Giancarlo Bosetti Editor-in-chief
Association for dialogue and intercultural understanding
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IT Thursday, 8 July 2010

My life fighting intolerance

Our last conversation with the Egyptian philosopher Nasr Abu Zayd (1943-2010). By Nina zu Fürstenberg and Nikolai Eberth

The last interview with Nasr Abu Zayd in which the great philosopher speaks of his childhood in Egypt, his education, his life as a professor and his battle for a liberal Islam.

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