Originally posted on TED Blog:
Ivan Krastev’s TED book asks probing and difficult questions about democracy in societies that do not trust their leaders. For example, while Americans cling to the belief that democray represents the highest form of political organization, they also rate members of Congress amongst the least trusted professions. In his book In Mistrust We Trust, Krastev asks: can democracy survive?
The theme of trust runs through this week’s TEDx highlights. Can we trust that students are paying for an education and not a degree? Can we trust history? Can we trust ourselves to find the courage to deal with life’s difficulties? These are some of the questions addressed in these four TEDx talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community and its diverse constellation of ideas.