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From the Ted Talk by Zahra' Langhi: Why Libya's revolution didn't work -- and what might

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Our society, shaped by a revolutionary _______, became more polarized and has driven away from the ideals and the principles — freedom, dignity, social justice — that we first held. ___________, exclusion and revenge became the icons of the [aftermath] of the revolution. I am here today not at all to inspire you with our success _____ of the ______ list and the elections. I'm rather here today to confess that we as a nation took the wrong choice, made the _____ decision. We did not __________ right. For _________ did not _____ peace and stability and security in Libya. Did the zipper list and the alternation between female and male candidates bring peace and national reconciliation? No, it didn't. What is it, then? Why does our society continue to be polarized and dominated with selfish politics of dominance and exclusion, by both men and _____?

Solution

  1. intolerance
  2. story
  3. women
  4. zipper
  5. elections
  6. wrong
  7. prioritize
  8. bring
  9. mindset

Original Text

Our society, shaped by a revolutionary mindset, became more polarized and has driven away from the ideals and the principles — freedom, dignity, social justice — that we first held. Intolerance, exclusion and revenge became the icons of the [aftermath] of the revolution. I am here today not at all to inspire you with our success story of the zipper list and the elections. I'm rather here today to confess that we as a nation took the wrong choice, made the wrong decision. We did not prioritize right. For elections did not bring peace and stability and security in Libya. Did the zipper list and the alternation between female and male candidates bring peace and national reconciliation? No, it didn't. What is it, then? Why does our society continue to be polarized and dominated with selfish politics of dominance and exclusion, by both men and women?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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