Yascha Mounk
Yascha Mounk Yascha Mounk

Yascha Mounk, a lecturer on government at Harvard and a senior fellow at New America, is the host of The Good Fight podcast and the author of The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It.

The Good Fight Podcast
Jan. 17 2018 10:25 AMSmash the MonopoliesSabeel Rahman explains why the left should fight against all concentrations of power, from Trump’s White House to Silicon Valley.
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Jan. 8 2018 12:31 PMThe Insanity OffenseWhy calling Trump mentally ill doesn’t solve anything.
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Jan. 2 2018 11:59 AM2018: The Year We Fight BackWhy this new year calls for cautious optimism.
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Dec. 13 2017 4:55 PMThe Banality of GoodDoug Jones’ victory shows that the old rules of politics still apply in the age of Trump.
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Dec. 4 2017 1:56 PMWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Donald TrumpI’ve never been more worried about how Americans would respond to a murderous authoritarian government.
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Nov. 20 2017 11:39 AMThe End of German StabilityThe collapse of coalition talks bodes badly for Angela Merkel, and for democratic governments everywhere.
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Nov. 8 2017 9:30 AMGood Identity, Bad IdentityThe question isn’t whether we should talk about identity. It’s how we should talk about it.
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Oct. 29 2017 10:22 PMDon’t Wait for Trump to Fire MuellerThe time to start fighting back is now, not after the president crosses another red line.
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Oct. 24 2017 3:56 PMWe Still Need the Hopey-Changey StuffA new speech by Barack Obama should remind the left that only optimism can get us through the Trump years.
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Oct. 11 2017 11:11 AMThe Czech TrumpPopulists may soon rule Central Europe from the Baltic Sea to the Aegean.
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Oct. 2 2017 12:15 PMHistory Returns in CataloniaThe weekend’s scenes in Barcelona send a troubling message about the future of liberal democracy.
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Sept. 24 2017 7:08 PMThe End of the German ExceptionAn unprecedented breakthrough for the far right marks a new era in the country's politics. 
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Sept. 13 2017 11:03 AMYou Snooze, She WinsWith Angela Merkel’s re-election almost certain, Germany’s election has been startlingly dull. But more is going on than meets the eye.
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Aug. 30 2017 8:00 AMThe End of the WestDictators and demagogues are destroying the international system.
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Aug. 16 2017 9:00 AMWhy Populists WinVoters know that populists won’t deliver on their promises. They just don’t care.
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Jan. 17 2018 6:00 AMNormalizing the AbnormalWe haven’t stopped finding Trump bizarre, we’ve just gotten used to him. That may be worse.
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Jan. 3 2018 7:15 AMThe Economics of PopulismBold economic reform is needed to stem inequality—and halt the rise of the populists.
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Dec. 20 2017 7:45 AMPolitical DisorderFrancis Fukuyama explains why U.S. politics has become so dysfunctional, and how to rescue the American republic.
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Dec. 6 2017 7:15 AMSmoothing an ElephantBranko Milanovic, the author of the famous “elephant graph,” explains what’s good about globalization—and how to confront global inequality.
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Nov. 22 2017 7:18 AMDon’t Underestimate Donald Trump’s Threat to DemocracyIan Bassin explains why we should see all of Trump’s violations of democratic norms as related—and how we can fight back.
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Nov. 9 2017 11:55 AMMonopoly PowerWhy the Justice Department’s demand that Time Warner sell CNN is a troubling subversion of democracy.
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Nov. 6 2017 2:15 PMNot Everything Is TerrorismWhile calling out the right’s double standards on mass violence, the left has developed its own form of intellectual dishonesty.
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Oct. 25 2017 7:16 AMDown With Your Protest!Good protests are a key tool to resist Donald Trump. Bad protests hurt the cause. Here’s the difference.
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Oct. 17 2017 10:10 AMTrump Is Not the Failure He Appears to BeA lot of people laughed when the president claimed to be “ahead of schedule,” but he’s not wrong.
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Oct. 11 2017 10:56 AMFighting Populism With PatriotismE. J. Dionne explains why we can’t beat Trump by running away from nationalism.
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Sept. 27 2017 7:30 AMSlouching Toward BrazilWhy the future of American politics may resemble Latin America.
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Sept. 14 2017 1:28 PMWe Can’t Just Blame Politicians for the Post-Truth Age We Live InHow to wrest politics back from lying populists.
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Sept. 6 2017 2:52 PMKeeping the OathA new initiative seeks to remind government officials who they really serve.
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Aug. 17 2017 3:44 PMTrump and the Alt-Right Are Not the Real AmericaTake it from a new American.
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July 31 2017 9:44 AMAuthoritarian by InstinctTrump is subverting democracy and the rule of law, one bumbling misstep at a time.

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