Is Democracy in Danger?

Authoritarian populists are gaining power from Ankara to Athens, from Warsaw to Washington. Meanwhile, popular support for democratic values is sliding in many countries around the world. Is our political system in existential danger? And what can we do to save it?

Speakers: Yascha Mounk
Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: World

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