Elif Shafak: The revolutionary power of diverse thought | TED Talk


via Elif Shafak: The revolutionary power of diverse thought | TED Talk

“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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WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Inchoate
in-koh-ət
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 16th century
1

Recently begun and thus not fully formed

2

Incomplete or rudimentary

3

Disorderly or incoherent

Examples of Inchoate in a sentence

“Our inchoate organization still needed to fill major positions.”

“The team was somewhat inchoate, lacking the leadership and skills to get the job done.”