E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879–1970), British novelist, essayist. Two Cheers for Democracy, "Tolerance," (1951).
The essay, written in 1941, looked ahead to the post-war world, and the necessity to accept former enemies. "I don't ... regard tolerance as a great eternally established divine principle ..." Forster wrote. "It is just a makeshift, suitable for an overcrowded and overheated planet.... It's dull. And yet it entails imagination."