It’s uncertain the human species can survive the current war between these two impulses. But, it’s not entirely clear that they are mutually exclusive impulses. They do both exist in the same species, after all.
To illustrate the ambiguity, here is a bright spot along the squall line between the hospitality and anti-hospitality movements. I speak, of course, of the principle of hospitaliano. Hospitaliano walks that frightening line between unlimited tolerance, with unlimited pasta, and limits on tolerance and pasta. In sum, hospitaliano limits a tolerant society’s tolerance for intolerance.
In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen revisits the US military’s violations of the hospitality code.
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