Prologue. THE NARRATIVE. THE NATURE OF CIVILITY. The Construction of Otherness. Homogeneity and Otherness. Institutional Beings. The Nature of Dialogue, Politics, Ethics, Economics and Aesthetics. THE NATURE OF LANGUAGE. Universal Grammar. Modes and Rheomodes. Primitive Peoples and Primitive Languages. Different Cultures, Different Perceptions, Different Expectations. Language and Diversity. Reductionism, Holism, and Communication. DIVERSITY AS LIFE. Criticisms and Complaints. Objectivity and Subjectivity. Tribalism and Symbolism. Diversity and Devolution. Technology and Homogeneity. The Nature of Assimilation. The Nature of Toleration. ON WAYS OF BEING. Our Spiritual Quest. Our Meaning Quest. Language and Communication. EPILOGUE. Appendixes. References. Author Index. Subject Index.