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Ivan Krastev:
Can democracy exist without trust?

TEDGlobal 2012 · 14:04 · Filmed Jun 2012
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Ivan Krastev: Can democracy exist without trust?
14:04 · Filmed June 2012 at TEDGlobal 2012 · Subtitles available in 28 languages

It seems the more we know about how democracy works — through government transparency, better media coverage, even new insights about our brains — the less we trust democracy itself. Yet it's still, arguably, the best system of government available. As Ivan Krastev says, "What went right is also what went wrong." Can democracy survive?

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From his home base in Bulgaria, Ivan Krastev thinks about democracy — and how to reframe it. Full bio
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