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.

Trumpcast
Jan. 17 2019 10:17 AMMake Conservatives Great AgainWhere is the line between Donald Trump and conservatism?
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Jan. 15 2019 12:01 PMNorms and BurgersThe hubbub over the president’s food choices is making his critics look like uptight elitists.
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Jan. 8 2019 10:52 PMTrump’s Speech Was Too Effective for ComfortThe president probably failed to win anyone over to his message. But that doesn’t mean the public is immune to that message.
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Jan. 4 2019 4:30 PMGerman LeaksA massive data breach is a nightmare for the country’s politicians, and a dilemma for its journalists.
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Dec. 19 2018 7:00 AMThe Case for NationalismTo beat back the populists, the left needs to contest the meaning of nationalism.
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Dec. 3 2018 2:58 PMDebatable LivesThe legacies of figures like George H.W. Bush are too complex for simple partisan narratives.
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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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Jan. 16 2019 5:00 AMFuture IdentityThe case for making group membership less salient in America.
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Jan. 14 2019 1:45 PMTrump Slices the SalamiThe president is undermining democracy so gradually it’s hard to notice.
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Jan. 8 2019 12:50 PMThe “Successful” Political Candidate Template for 2020We explore current candidate strategies, and what may come, on the long campaign road ahead.
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Jan. 2 2019 11:16 AMLiberalism Without BordersWhy the values of liberal democracy are not confined to the West.
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Dec. 5 2018 5:00 AMThe Identity HoaxWhy the left should call out—some forms of—identity politics.
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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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