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"From the Ted Talk by Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift"

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When I was a dolmpait negotiating the disarmament treaties with the Soviet Union in gneeva in the 1970s, we succeeded because we understood we shared a disetny with them. Collective security is not enough. Peace has come to Northern Ireland because both sides relazied that the zero-sum game couldn't work. They shared a destiny with their enemies. One of the great barriers to peace in the Middle East is that both sides, both Israel and, I think, the Palestinians, do not untsadrend that they share a collective destiny. And so suddenly, laedis and gentlemen, what has been the proposition of vaiserioins and poets down the ages becomes something we have to take seriously as a matter of public policy.

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When I was a ________ negotiating the disarmament treaties with the Soviet Union in ______ in the 1970s, we succeeded because we understood we shared a _______ with them. Collective security is not enough. Peace has come to Northern Ireland because both sides ________ that the zero-sum game couldn't work. They shared a destiny with their enemies. One of the great barriers to peace in the Middle East is that both sides, both Israel and, I think, the Palestinians, do not __________ that they share a collective destiny. And so suddenly, ______ and gentlemen, what has been the proposition of ___________ and poets down the ages becomes something we have to take seriously as a matter of public policy.

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  1. visionaries
  2. realized
  3. destiny
  4. geneva
  5. ladies
  6. understand
  7. diplomat

Original Text

When I was a diplomat negotiating the disarmament treaties with the Soviet Union in Geneva in the 1970s, we succeeded because we understood we shared a destiny with them. Collective security is not enough. Peace has come to Northern Ireland because both sides realized that the zero-sum game couldn't work. They shared a destiny with their enemies. One of the great barriers to peace in the Middle East is that both sides, both Israel and, I think, the Palestinians, do not understand that they share a collective destiny. And so suddenly, ladies and gentlemen, what has been the proposition of visionaries and poets down the ages becomes something we have to take seriously as a matter of public policy.

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