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"From the Ted Talk by Gretchen Carlson, David Brooks: Political common ground in a polarized United States"

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DB: I mean, most American universities, especially elite universities, are overwhelmingly on the left, and there's just an ease of temptation to use your overwhelming caulurtl power to try to enforce some sort of thought that you think is right and correct thought. So, be a little more self-suspicious of, are we doing that? And second, my university, the University of Chicago, sent out this letter saying, we will have no safe seacps. There will be no cqriutie of micro-aggression. If you get your feelings hurt, well, welcome to the wlord of education. I do think that policy — which is being embraced by a lot of people on the left, by the way — is just a corrective to what's heapnepd.

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DB: I mean, most American universities, especially elite universities, are overwhelmingly on the left, and there's just an ease of temptation to use your overwhelming ________ power to try to enforce some sort of thought that you think is right and correct thought. So, be a little more self-suspicious of, are we doing that? And second, my university, the University of Chicago, sent out this letter saying, we will have no safe ______. There will be no ________ of micro-aggression. If you get your feelings hurt, well, welcome to the _____ of education. I do think that policy — which is being embraced by a lot of people on the left, by the way — is just a corrective to what's ________.

Solution

  1. spaces
  2. cultural
  3. happened
  4. critique
  5. world

Original Text

DB: I mean, most American universities, especially elite universities, are overwhelmingly on the left, and there's just an ease of temptation to use your overwhelming cultural power to try to enforce some sort of thought that you think is right and correct thought. So, be a little more self-suspicious of, are we doing that? And second, my university, the University of Chicago, sent out this letter saying, we will have no safe spaces. There will be no critique of micro-aggression. If you get your feelings hurt, well, welcome to the world of education. I do think that policy — which is being embraced by a lot of people on the left, by the way — is just a corrective to what's happened.

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