Yascha Mounk
Yascha Mounk Yascha Mounk

Yascha Mounk, a lecturer on government at Harvard and a fellow in the political reform program at New America, is the author of Stranger in My Own Country and host of The Good Fight podcast.

The Good Fight
May 26 2017 10:36 AMThe Ugliest AmericanEuropeans secretly love Trump for confirming their own sense of superiority.
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May 9 2017 8:52 PMComey’s Firing Is the Moment of Truth for the GOPThey can finally find the courage of their convictions—or let Trump destroy the republic.
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May 1 2017 3:03 PMNo, There Is No Case for Le PenRoss Douthat misunderstands the threat the National Front candidate poses to France.
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April 18 2017 5:45 AMA Primer on the French ElectionFour candidates, three nightmare scenarios.
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March 23 2017 5:57 AMHow the West Can Defend Itself From Putin’s RussiaIt’s time to return to a Cold War mentality.
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March 6 2017 12:49 PMThe Coming Democratic Majority? Not So Fast.The right fears it. The left dreams of it. But both may be deceived in assuming demographics will change how America votes anytime soon.
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Feb. 9 2017 2:37 PMFive Things Americans Can Do to Beat TrumpAdvice for the opposition.
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Jan. 26 2017 3:20 PMIt’s Been a Long WeekThe three scariest moments from the Trump administration in its first days.
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Jan. 12 2017 10:33 AMStop Underestimating Donald TrumpWe can only keep him in check if we recognize his ability to do great harm.
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Dec. 20 2016 10:07 AMA Dangerous Day for DemocracyAnkara, Berlin, and a world that seems to be spinning ever faster out of control.
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Dec. 6 2016 5:55 AMWhy I Still Want to Be an American CitizenThe rise of Donald Trump is terrifying. But the U.S. remains the world’s best hope for realizing the ideal of a liberal, multiethnic democracy.
Cover Story
Aug. 14 2016 8:00 PMThe Week Democracy DiedDark days this summer showed how government by the people—beset by illiberal populists on one side and undemocratic elites on the other—is poised for extinction.
The World
Nov. 14 2015 11:33 AMThe War We Need to FightThe West must fight Islamophobia and Islamist terrorism with the same unwavering resolve.
The World
July 10 2012 1:32 PMEurope Needs a Multiethnic MiracleWhy Jewish Poles, black Germans, and headscarf-wearing Italians are the continent’s best hope.
The World
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.
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May 15 2017 2:56 PMTrump Crosses a Red LineAfter Comey’s firing, it’s time for lawmakers to take a stand for the rule of law.
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May 8 2017 11:30 AMIt’s Far Too Early to Declare Victory Over PopulismFour reasons not to be cheered by Emmanuel Macron’s election to the French presidency.
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April 24 2017 12:46 PMThe Real Lessons of the French ElectionFar from a triumph for liberal democracy, the results show just how imperiled it continues to be.
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April 9 2017 8:00 PMDemocracy Has Stood Up to TrumpBut it’s far too early to declare Trumpism dead.
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March 16 2017 2:35 PMThe Dutch Election Is Not a Cause for CelebrationThe populist wave has not crested.
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Feb. 17 2017 9:29 AMEnemy of the Status QuoSocial media isn’t bad or good—it favors outsiders, regardless of their aims.
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Feb. 2 2017 11:29 AMDemocracy Is Holding Up, for NowDespite Trump’s blatant assaults on American ideals, our institutions and people are refusing to give in without a fight.
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Jan. 19 2017 9:34 AMThe Best-Case Scenario for the Trump PresidencySorry, it’s not impeachment.
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Jan. 5 2017 5:50 AMAmerica’s AbdicationDonald Trump’s ascent to power marks the first time in living memory that the liberal world order no longer has a powerful defender.
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Dec. 13 2016 5:55 AMHow to Resist PropagandaA minor victory over RT and what it taught me about the challenge of defeating misinformation from the Kremlin and the White House.
Politics
Nov. 9 2016 2:42 AMWhat We Do NowHow to preserve the ideals of liberal democracy in the face of a Trump presidency.
Politics
June 24 2016 3:46 PMWe Have Entered a New Political EraOne in which popular support for the core institutions of liberal democracy can no longer be taken for granted.
The World
Jan. 7 2015 3:22 PMEurope’s Brutal TruthEuropeans are both too Islamophobic and too timid to face up to the roots of Islamic fundamentalism.
The World
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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