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The Lesson in Tolerance I Learned Aboard a Bus in Geneva, Switzerland

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others — John F. Kennedy.

Many years ago, I lived with my family in France, just across the border from Geneva, Switzerland. Border crossings were a daily affair. And though we saw the same guards multiple times a day for a year, they…

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Editor of Present Tense and Talking to the World. Author, blogger, novelist. Would rather be living in Iceland.

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Laura Vasilion

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Editor of Present Tense and Talking to the World. Author, blogger, novelist. Would rather be living in Iceland.

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