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An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead

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An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead to a lack of faith in the country's leaders, which is often followed by violent behavior, dissent, and even revolt among specific segments of the population. In many cases, propaganda is immediately issued from media outlets that quells such reactions by downplaying the extent of the recent crisis, thereby helping to restore belief in the efficacy of the government. However, the habitual violence exhibited by certain groups of disaffected youths in such countries generally has nothing to do with a lack of faith in their leaders, but rather is the consequence of an endemic boredom and lack of any vision of a positive future for themselves.

Which of the following statements follows most logically from the statements in the passage above?

(A) It is easier to quell periodic revolts in poor countries than it is to solve the habitual problem of youth violence.
(B) In all poor countries, propaganda alone cannot entirely diffuse dissent stemming from an economic or political crisis.
(C) Economic and political crises do not lead to any instances of youth violence in poor countries.
(D) The effect that propaganda has in putting down revolts in poor countries is primarily related to its ability to alter people's fundamental beliefs.
(E) To the extent that propaganda may help to decrease youth violence in a poor country, it is probably not the result of restoring the youths' faith in their country's leadership.


I have a doubt in option E)
As per option E) propaganda may help to decrease youth violence in a poor country -> The decrease might not be have resulted by restoring the youths' faith in their country's leadership.

As per the passage,
" propaganda is immediately issued from media outlets that quells such reactions by downplaying the extent of the recent crisis, thereby helping to restore belief in the efficacy of the government."

Whose belief we are talking about. belief of people apart from belief of "disaffected youths" as their belief doesn't change anyway. But majority of the youth's belief are restored in country's leadership.

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An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead to a lack of faith in the country's leaders, which is often followed by violent behavior, dissent, and even revolt among specific segments of the population. In many cases, propaganda is immediately issued from media outlets that quells such reactions by downplaying the extent of the recent crisis, thereby helping to restore belief in the efficacy of the government. However, the habitual violence exhibited by certain groups of disaffected youths in such countries generally has nothing to do with a lack of faith in their leaders, but rather is the consequence of an endemic boredom and lack of any vision of a positive future for themselves.

Which of the following statements follows most logically from the statements in the passage above?

(A) It is easier to quell periodic revolts in poor countries than it is to solve the habitual problem of youth violence. :- Question stem doesn't say anything about how to solve the problem of youth violence. if periodic revolts is because of lack of faith in leader, it can be quelled by issuing propaganda but we have no information about habitual problem. So degree of problem solving can't be inferred.

(B) In all poor countries, propaganda alone cannot entirely diffuse dissent stemming from an economic or political crisis. :- We don't know that if any country suffers from an economic or political crisis or because of youth violence => endemic boredom and lack of any vision of a positive future for themselves.

if a country only suffers from economic or political crisis then yes, propaganda alone can entirely diffuse dissent stemming from an economic or political crisis.

(C) Economic and political crises do not lead to any instances of youth violence in poor countries.

We know that youth violence is the consequence of an endemic boredom and lack of any vision of a positive future for themselves, we don't know if an endemic boredom and lack of any vision of a positive future for themselves is because of Economic and political crises.

Also, An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead to a lack of faith in the country's leaders, which is often followed by violent behavior, dissent, and even revolt among specific segments of the population. :- The specific segment also can represent youth.

(D) The effect that propaganda has in putting down revolts in poor countries is primarily related to its ability to alter people's fundamental beliefs.
Belief here is to restore belief in the efficacy of the government
, I don't know if this is fundamental belief or not.

(E) To the extent that propaganda may help to decrease youth violence in a poor country, it is probably not the result of restoring the youths' faith in their country's leadership.
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New post 18 Oct 2017, 02:49
For 'E' to be correct answer 'specific segments of the population' must contain 'youths group'. Nowhere it is indicated. Nowhere it is mentioned that propaganda helps to decrease youth violence in a poor country. So, if argument does not say anything about that propaganda helps to decrease youth violence, how can choice 'E' be correct answer?

Am I missing something?

PS: I am interested to know whether this is a GMAT like question.
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I have solved this question several times, but I still get confused to find the inference. Using POE, I can tell that E is the answer. Also, E directly connects with the argument.
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