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Columnist: A democratic society cannot exist unless its citizens have established strong bonds of mutual trust. Such bonds are formed and strengthened only by participation in civic organizations, political parties, and other groups outside the family. It is obvious then that widespread reliance on movies and electronic media for entertainment has an inherently corrosive effect on democracy.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the columnist’s argument depends?

(A) Anyone who relies on movies and electronic media for entertainment is unable to form a strong bond of mutual trust with a citizen.
(B) Civic organizations cannot usefully advance their goals by using electronic media.
(C) Newspapers and other forms of print media strengthen, rather than weaken, democratic institutions.
(D) Relying on movies and electronic media for entertainment generally makes people less likely to participate in groups outside their families.
(E) People who rely on movies and electronic media for entertainment are generally closer to their families than are those who do not.

[Reveal] Spoiler: Official Explanation (Powerscore LSAT)
Answer choice (A): This was the most commonly selected wrong answer, and this answer is incorrect
because it exaggerates the situation. The author does not assume that anyone would be unable to form a
strong bond of trust. The argument was clear about a corrosive effect on democracy. This answer, if it
were an assumption, would lead to the end of democracy. That result is too strong for the author’s
conclusion.
Answer choice (B): The author makes no assumption regarding organizations advancing their agenda.
Answer choice (C): The argument is not about newspapers and print media.
Answer choice (D): This is the correct answer. This Supporter assumption connects the new element in the
conclusion back to the conditional relationship in the premises.
Answer choice (E): The author does not assume that closeness to the family is a bad thing, but that one
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Re: Democratic society with strong bonds [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 10:12
Nice question. Almost got it wrong by thinking it was B instead of D.
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Re: Democratic society with strong bonds [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2011, 04:00
D is the answer. It relates the last sentence to the previous statement and provides the connection for the complete argument.

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Re: Democratic society with strong bonds [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2011, 10:04
Nice question..Answers are close..But D is my final selection as well..it bridges the gap between electronic media and participation outside families...A i felt is close but far too strong to be an assumption in this case.
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Re: Democratic society with strong bonds [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2011, 22:04
IMO A
A democratic society cannot exist unless its citizens have established strong bonds of mutual trust.

A- supports the assumption
.......................... is unable to form a strong bond of mutual trust with a citizen.
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Re: Democratic society with strong bonds [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 10:08
A or D.. I am confused. I went with A.
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Re: Democratic society with strong bonds [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 11:40
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Re: Democratic society with strong bonds [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2011, 06:38
IMO A,

Confused between A & D.
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Re: Columnist: A democratic society cannot exist unless its [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2011, 21:20
Very nice question. Options A and D are very confusing. A is a little too extreme to be true as an assumption in this case. So D is the correct assumption.

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Re: Columnist: A democratic society cannot exist unless its [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2011, 04:53
nice one
but one careful glance and i guess D will stand out
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Re: Columnist: A democratic society cannot exist unless its [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2012, 07:15
+1 D. A is too extreme.
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