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Re: Can you produce a citation existing within the works of Aristotle ?
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Midwest wrote:

Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society. (Aristotle)

... this looks like a classic example of fake attribution to add weight to a modern statement - in this case, an anti-liberal slogan circulating on the right-wing / religious web circuit.

It appears in a number of variants, such as "Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society", but a thorough look in Google Books finds nothing even like it in any works of Aristotle.

The "tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society" version seems to be attributed to the modern evangelical minister D James Kennedy.

Source(s): http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-new-tolerance-27459/

http://literarytalk.blogspot.com/2009/06/tolerance-apathy-last-virtues-of-dying.html

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