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"From the Ted Talk by Ivan Krastev: Can democracy exist without trust?"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So this is what went right. But if we're going to see what went wrong, we're going to end up with the same five revolutions. Because first you have the 1960s and 1970s, culrutal and social revolution, which in a certain way destroyed the idea of a collective purpose. The very idea, all these collective nnous that we have been taught about — nation, class, family. We start to like divorcing, if we're married at all. All this was very much under attack. And it is so difficult to engage people in politics when they believe that what really mraetts is where they personally satnd.

Open Cloze

So this is what went right. But if we're going to see what went wrong, we're going to end up with the same five revolutions. Because first you have the 1960s and 1970s, ________ and social revolution, which in a certain way destroyed the idea of a collective purpose. The very idea, all these collective _____ that we have been taught about — nation, class, family. We start to like divorcing, if we're married at all. All this was very much under attack. And it is so difficult to engage people in politics when they believe that what really _______ is where they personally _____.

Solution

  1. matters
  2. cultural
  3. stand
  4. nouns

Original Text

So this is what went right. But if we're going to see what went wrong, we're going to end up with the same five revolutions. Because first you have the 1960s and 1970s, cultural and social revolution, which in a certain way destroyed the idea of a collective purpose. The very idea, all these collective nouns that we have been taught about — nation, class, family. We start to like divorcing, if we're married at all. All this was very much under attack. And it is so difficult to engage people in politics when they believe that what really matters is where they personally stand.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
market revolution 3
democratic institutions 3

Important Words

  1. attack
  2. class
  3. collective
  4. cultural
  5. destroyed
  6. difficult
  7. divorcing
  8. engage
  9. family
  10. idea
  11. married
  12. matters
  13. nation
  14. nouns
  15. people
  16. personally
  17. politics
  18. purpose
  19. revolution
  20. revolutions
  21. social
  22. stand
  23. start
  24. taught
  25. wrong