Yascha Mounk

Yascha Mounk, founding editor of the Utopian, is a Ph.D. candidate in political theory at Harvard University. You can follow him @Yascha_Mounk.

Foreigners
July 10 2012 1:32 PMEurope Needs a Multiethnic MiracleWhy Jewish Poles, black Germans, and headscarf-wearing Italians are the continent’s best hope.
Foreigners
March 23 2012 4:22 PMSarkozy’s DilemmaWill the French president use the tragedy in Toulouse to scare his people into voting for him? He may have already started.
Foreigners
May 4 2012 3:33 PMFrance’s Turn for the WorseOn Sunday, France will elect a new president. But Europe’s far right has already won.
Politics
March 19 2012 6:40 AMDoes the American Dream Exist Only in Europe?Perhaps. But if you think America’s class system is as rigid as Europe’s, then you don’t know an old-fashioned social hierarchy when you see one.

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The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

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Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Politics

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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