drive globalization in its current mode. The ecology of contemporary critical theory demonstrates the inherent vulnerability of plurality, with its diverse ideals and outlooks and its democratic organization of power, to the hierarchical organization and mono-cultural ideologies characteristic of domination in its various guises throughout recorded history. The dilemmas reflected most starkly in this volume in chapters by Clark Miller and Peter Uvin require a different kind of politics to manage what writers as diverse as Janet Abu-Lughod (1989) and John Dominic Crossan (1998) see as the same kind of world economy human beings have been creating for millennia. As I suggest here, a basic requirement of this politics is a regime of toleration that would protect not only individuals but also human collectivities and their social expression from absorption or annihilation. The remaining chapters offer multiple starting points for the imagination and articulation of plural visions of the general interest, simultaneously vulnerable and yet necessary to address these dilemmas ethically and effectively.