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Can democracy exist without trust?

TEDGlobal 2012 · 14:04 · Filmed Jun 2012
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Five great revolutions have shaped political culture over the past 50 years, says theorist Ivan Krastev. He shows how each step forward — from the cultural revolution of the ‘60s to recent revelations in the field of neuroscience — has also helped erode trust in the tools of democracy. As he 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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