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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Nov. 21 2018 7:00 AMThe ConvertHow one of the country’s leading conservatives became one of the Republican Party’s staunchest critics.
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Nov. 7 2018 7:00 AMThe Road to FascismThe case for—and against—calling Donald Trump a fascist.
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Oct. 27 2018 8:37 PMThe Nature of Trump’s Culpability in the Pittsburgh Synagogue MassacreThe shooter may despise him, but the president’s dehumanizing language has made political violence—and hate crimes like this—more likely.
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Oct. 12 2018 3:41 PMRally the Base or Persuade Moderates? Why Not Both.The two groups Democrats need in order to win have more in common than you might think.
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Oct. 6 2018 3:49 PMThe Supreme Court Is Now a Partisan InstitutionKavanaugh’s confirmation means Trump controls all three branches of government. There’s only one check left on the president.
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Sept. 26 2018 5:00 AMThe Case for—a Little—IrrationalityTrump’s proud irrationalism is a danger to democracy. But dreams of a wholly rational order are the wrong response.
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Sept. 19 2018 10:41 AMAs the Trump Scandals Grow, Believe What You’re SeeingJust because a constitutional crisis hasn’t come yet, doesn’t mean it won’t.
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Sept. 4 2018 2:32 PMThe Failure of the Center-RightEurope’s conservatives are failing to prevent the spread of right-wing authoritarianism.
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Aug. 26 2018 1:04 PMThe Right Kind of PartisanJohn McCain respected those he profoundly disagreed with. His adversaries should do the same.
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Aug. 15 2018 7:00 AMHindus FirstNarendra Modi has amassed huge power by claiming to fight for the “real” India. Is he a danger to the world’s biggest democracy?
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Aug. 7 2018 12:14 PMLiberals Don’t Have to Defend Sarah Jeong’s TweetsThe impulse to bash “old white men” is satisfying, but it’s also wrong and counterproductive.
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July 24 2018 3:04 PMTrevor Noah Doesn’t Get to Decide Who’s FrenchThe Daily Show host says his critics in Europe missed the context of his World Cup commentary. But he’s making the same mistake.
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July 16 2018 3:40 PMAn “Extraordinarily” Trumpian Day in HelsinkiScenes like the Helsinki summit still seem strange to us. But we’re getting numb to them.
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July 5 2018 3:19 PMThe Case for OptimismFive years ago, Facebook and Twitter were supposed to be democracy’s savior. Today, many blame social media for its ills.
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June 24 2018 11:27 PMTurkey’s WarningWhy Erdogan’s consolidation of power should be cause for concern in every liberal democracy.
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Nov. 7 2018 9:04 AMDonald Trump Does Not Represent the Real AmericaTuesday might not have been the massive repudiation Democrats were hoping for. But it showed that the country is far from united behind the president.
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Oct. 29 2018 12:28 PMLessons From BrazilA disturbing election shows that we can’t count on the lessons of history—or multiculturalism—to save democracy.
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Oct. 24 2018 7:00 AMAmerica Is Not Nearly As Divided As You ThinkWhy the real fault lines in America are not primarily about age or race—and what it means for how Democrats can beat Trump in 2020.
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Oct. 10 2018 12:11 PMEscaping the Identity TrapWhy essentializing race is the wrong way to fight racism.
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Sept. 28 2018 4:54 PMThe Kavanaugh Stakes Just Got HigherTo confirm him now would be dangerous to the survival of our democratic institutions.
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Sept. 24 2018 4:11 PMThe Rosenstein LineThe deputy attorney general is keeping his job for now, but our democratic institutions aren’t looking so healthy.
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Sept. 12 2018 5:00 AMAre Things As Bad As They Look?The Good Fight has been chronicling the rise of populism for nearly two years. So what have we learned? And where are we headed?
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Aug. 29 2018 8:01 AMParadise LostWhy are Swedish populists going from strength to strength?
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Aug. 23 2018 11:47 AMLight in the Darkest TimelineCould this week’s Manafort and Cohen developments finally do real damage to the Trump presidency? We’d better hope so.
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Aug. 13 2018 5:08 PMStrzok ShockThe FBI agent’s firing sets a dangerous precedent for the abuse of power.
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Aug. 1 2018 8:07 AMAfter NATODonald Trump is doing enormous damage to the trans-Atlantic relationship.
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July 18 2018 5:01 AMThe Radical ModerateJake Sullivan, one of the most prominent policy wonks in the Democratic Party, makes the case for more radical and imaginative economic policies.
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July 11 2018 12:37 PMLeading From BelowHow populists can transform governments—even when they don’t lead them.
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June 27 2018 8:44 PMSo Much For the InstitutionsKennedy’s retirement proves we can’t count on elites to constrain Trump’s worst excesses
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June 20 2018 9:14 PMTrump Finally Went Too FarThe reaction to family separations proved the public outrage still matters—and that attitudes on immigration are more complicated than we often think.

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