In recent times, "dialogue" has emerged as an important and even central notion in both philosophy and politics.
Literally a diaspora is the “dispersion of a people leaving their homeland and migrating in various directions”.
While empathy breaks down the barriers of borders, ethnocentrism – the supposed superiority of one’s own cultural world – is addressed at strengthening them, and if possible, at raising new ones.
The concept of modernity can be analysed from various points of view. A sociological perspective sees modernity as the historical era arising from feudal society’s profound transformation processes and that, starting with the Protestant Reformation, sees the emergence of the new bourgeoisie..
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.