About hospitality and toIerance in South-Eastern Europe
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CitationBejan, P. (2014). About hospitality and toIerance in South-Eastern Europe. Beşinci Balkan Ülkeleri Felsefe Semineri. Maltepe Üniversitesi. s. 47-59.
Among the countries of the East, we can find almost no country in which hospitality and tolerance are not praised and considered as their own virtues. ln fact, to project such qualities in a privileged register of categories is a part of a quasi-generalized imagologic strategy meant to valorize the positive character of some traits -ethnic, national or collective. Each country needs a favorable mythology, luxuriant in fairytales, heroes, acts of bravery, one in which to be able to project its obsessions and nostalgias, composing a self image as good as possible. ls the fervor of idealization a sin? Certainly not, if the purposes are reasonable and not subjected to some insidious ideological or propagandistic finalities. Patriotism is not a vice, but it can become obviously over-dimensioned and exploited in manipulative scenarios.
SourceBeşinci Balkan Ülkeleri Felsefe Semineri
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