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The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak

The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak

Update: 2019-10-25122
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"From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy," says novelist Elif Shafak. "From isolationists, we will learn the need for global solidarity. And from tribalists, we will learn the beauty of cosmopolitanism." A native of Turkey, Shafak has experienced firsthand the devastation that a loss of diversity can bring -- and she knows the revolutionary power of plurality in response to authoritarianism. In this passionate, personal talk, she reminds us that there are no binaries, in politics, emotions and our identities. "One should never, ever remain silent for fear of complexity," Shafak says.
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Gabriel da Costa

what a perfect human being #brilliant

Nov 27th
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Negin Lotfi

Wow, it was really nice. sweet accent

Oct 26th
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Clint Turner

Terribly boring and obvious

Aug 6th
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linkliu mayuyu

nice talk

Aug 6th
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Aaron D

Brilliant.

Aug 2nd
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The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak

The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak