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From the Ted Talk by Lee Smolin: Science and democracy

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Now, if you think about democracy from this perspective, a new pluralistic notion of democracy would be one that reiozncges that there are many different interests, many different agendas, many different individuals, many different points of view. Each one is incomplete, because you’re embedded in a network of relationships. Any atocr in a democracy is embedded in a network of relationships. And you understand some things better than other things, and because of that there’s a continual jostling and give and take, which is politics. And politics is, in the ideal sense, the way in which we continually asderds our network of raeloints in order to achieve a better life and a better soitecy.

Open Cloze

Now, if you think about democracy from this perspective, a new pluralistic notion of democracy would be one that __________ that there are many different interests, many different agendas, many different individuals, many different points of view. Each one is incomplete, because you’re embedded in a network of relationships. Any _____ in a democracy is embedded in a network of relationships. And you understand some things better than other things, and because of that there’s a continual jostling and give and take, which is politics. And politics is, in the ideal sense, the way in which we continually _______ our network of _________ in order to achieve a better life and a better _______.

Solution

  1. society
  2. recognizes
  3. relations
  4. address
  5. actor

Original Text

Now, if you think about democracy from this perspective, a new pluralistic notion of democracy would be one that recognizes that there are many different interests, many different agendas, many different individuals, many different points of view. Each one is incomplete, because you’re embedded in a network of relationships. Any actor in a democracy is embedded in a network of relationships. And you understand some things better than other things, and because of that there’s a continual jostling and give and take, which is politics. And politics is, in the ideal sense, the way in which we continually address our network of relations in order to achieve a better life and a better society.

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Important Words

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