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.

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May 23 2018 6:43 PMThe Conversations We Need to HaveA new forum for cross-partisan dialogue sparks a tiny bit of hope for the Trump era.
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May 11 2018 11:18 AMThe Red and the BrownItaly’s emerging political order shows how easily the far-left and far-right can join forces.
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May 3 2018 10:29 AMBefore Making Peace With North Korea, Let’s Not Forget the North KoreansThe moral dilemma of sitting down with a leader like Kim Jong-un.
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April 25 2018 7:30 AMHas the United States Ever Been a Real Democracy?Ezra Klein and Yascha Mounk debate whether American democracy under Trump is really different from the injustices minorities have suffered in the past.
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April 11 2018 12:04 PMCouples TherapyMinorities will win the culture war. But will they be happy with the terms of the peace settlement?
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April 2 2018 12:49 PMDon’t Brush Off Trump’s Attacks on BezosLiberals and Wall Street are far too relaxed about the implications of the president’s anti-Amazon ranting.
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March 22 2018 2:39 PMNo, Really, DO NOT CONGRATULATE!Western media and leaders—Not Just Trump—are helping Putin legitimize his sham election victory.
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March 13 2018 1:36 PMThe Strongman GapThe good news: Trump is curing Americans of their desire for a strongman leader. The bad news: It’s becoming a partisan issue.
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March 5 2018 1:54 PMThe Clowns Are in ChargeWhy Italy’s election result should alarm all of us.
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Feb. 26 2018 2:42 PMThe Bunga Bunga Is BackWhat Berlusconi’s latest comeback tells us about the future of Trumpismo.
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Feb. 14 2018 7:00 AMThe Conservative Case for Abolishing the GOPJennifer Rubin explains why the Republicans are now a danger to democracy.
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Jan. 31 2018 7:30 AMRescue the RefugeesDavid Miliband makes the case for a courageous and generous refugee policy—that takes concerns about immigration seriously.
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Jan. 30 2018 10:25 AMDid McCabe Jump or Was He Pushed?Trump’s actions have given us no reason to give his administration the benefit of the doubt.
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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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May 23 2018 8:00 AMDon’t Give Up Hope on RussiaThe Kremlin tried to kill him—twice. But Vladimir Kara-Murza still believes that democracy will prevail in Russia.
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May 9 2018 10:30 AMShould We Compromise on Immigration?The case for—and against—striking a less-than-perfect deal that takes immigration off the table.
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May 2 2018 3:01 PMIt’s Time for an Outrage ArmisticeHow to reach a truce in the culture war.
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April 23 2018 1:29 PMStill the OneNo matter how blatantly Trump lies, voters (and Shania Twain) will see him as authentic. Here’s why.
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April 9 2018 2:58 PMHungary’s Election Was a Milestone in the Decline of DemocracyViktor Orbán disproves everything we thought we knew about the resilience of democratic institutions.
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March 28 2018 8:00 AMThe Elite Charade of Changing the WorldAnand Giridharadas on why many rich people do harm—even when they think they’re doing good.
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March 14 2018 8:00 AMThe Corruption of the Evangelical MovementDavid French explains evangelicals could come to embrace Donald Trump.
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March 8 2018 5:50 AMWhy Isn’t Trump President for Life Yet?He is following the same playbook as other authoritarian populists around the world. He’s just bad at it—so far.
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Feb. 28 2018 8:30 AMThree Cheers for the National Security StateBenjamin Wittes argues that liberals are right to defend law enforcement against Donald Trump now—and were wrong to distrust the NSA in the past.
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Feb. 20 2018 11:28 AMWhy Are Democracies Bending Over Backward to Placate Dictatorships?A disturbing case in Germany highlights an alarming trend.
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Feb. 12 2018 11:32 AMGermany’s Trumpian MomentEveryone can see the country’s political institutions breaking down, but nobody is doing anything to stop it.
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Jan. 30 2018 11:23 PMDonald Trump Just Asked Congress to End the Rule of LawThis should be the biggest headline of the speech.
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Jan. 23 2018 10:47 AMTake the Win, DemocratsThe left has gotten so used to being sold out and betrayed that it can’t tell when it’s winning.
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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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