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The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak

"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, Elif 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" Elif Shafak

Enjoy the thought provoking TEDTALK here: The revolutionary power of diverse thought

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