Posted by: Alexander Swallow | July 6, 2013

X Marks the Spot: Questions of trust in this week’s TEDx talks

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Ivan Krastev's TED Book and talk from TEDGlobal 2012 are both about trust. It's a theme that rings true with this week's TEDx talks. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Ivan Krastev’s TED Book and talk from TEDGlobal 2012 are both about trust. It’s a theme that rings true with this week’s TEDx talks. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

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…

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