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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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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June 20 2018 12:46 PMPutin’s ScapegoatMeet the man who made it his life’s task to improve America’s relations with Russia—and ended up as a prime target of Putin’s ire.
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June 8 2018 1:31 PMEven Canada Is Not Immune to the Rise of PopulismHow Doug Ford, brother of Rob Ford, quickly surged to drag the once-liberal bastion to the right.
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May 31 2018 8:19 AMDestroying Democracy to Save ItThe president of Italy’s move to block the populists will only make them stronger.
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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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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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June 14 2018 10:54 AMA New ChoiceMaine’s experiment in ranked-choice voting is a rare cause for optimism about our democracy.
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June 6 2018 7:00 AMThe Market ManifestoCapitalism has failed. Only the markets can fix 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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