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From the Ted Talk by George Monbiot: The new political story that could change everything

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What we need to create is a community based on bridging ntwokres, not bidnong networks. Now a bonding network brings together pelpoe from a hunooeogms group, whereas a bridging network brings together people from different groups. And my belief is that if we create sufficiently rich and vibrant bridging communities, we can thwart the urge for people to burrow into the security of a homogenous bonding cumtominy defending themselves against the other. So in summary, our new story could go something like this.

Open Cloze

What we need to create is a community based on bridging ________, not _______ networks. Now a bonding network brings together ______ from a __________ group, whereas a bridging network brings together people from different groups. And my belief is that if we create sufficiently rich and vibrant bridging communities, we can thwart the urge for people to burrow into the security of a homogenous bonding _________ defending themselves against the other. So in summary, our new story could go something like this.

Solution

  1. people
  2. community
  3. bonding
  4. homogenous
  5. networks

Original Text

What we need to create is a community based on bridging networks, not bonding networks. Now a bonding network brings together people from a homogenous group, whereas a bridging network brings together people from different groups. And my belief is that if we create sufficiently rich and vibrant bridging communities, we can thwart the urge for people to burrow into the security of a homogenous bonding community defending themselves against the other. So in summary, our new story could go something like this.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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nefarious forces 5
restore harmony 3
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religious transformation 2
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Important Words

  1. based
  2. belief
  3. bonding
  4. bridging
  5. brings
  6. burrow
  7. communities
  8. community
  9. create
  10. defending
  11. group
  12. groups
  13. homogenous
  14. network
  15. networks
  16. people
  17. rich
  18. security
  19. story
  20. sufficiently
  21. summary
  22. thwart
  23. urge
  24. vibrant