A remarkable example of pluralism: Joseph Weiler, a well-renowned and respected academic of Jewish origin, defended (pro bono) the right of Italy to display the crucifix in public schools in the case Lautsi v. Italy (June 2010). Worth listening.

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Comment by Evan O'Neil on February 25, 2013 at 4:51pm

Very interesting thoughts here, Valeria, on the rights of the individual versus the collective. I think  Weiler goes too far, however, when he says: "We cannot undo our history." A healthy democracy should be free to do exactly that if needed. Not in the sense of erasing or forgetting, but in the sense of revising and improving its laws, founding documents, etc.

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