Liberalism and Toleration:

Liberalism and Toleration: Liberalism in its traditional and modern forms is grounded in a collection of various fundamental
values and principles. In order to assess whether these fundamental values of liberalism are
consistent with one another examine the material concerning speech, publication and education.
These areas of concern are often understood initially in terms of liberal rights? What is the
character of these rights and who are they provided for? Are these rights descriptive,
prescriptive or both? How far do these rights extend and under what conditions? Is liberalism
and toleration just about rights? In discussing these problems regarding rights does it become
clear that the notion of rights embodied in liberalism has to be understood in connection with
other liberal values or principles? Critically discuss.