Yascha Mounk

Director, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change; Senior Fellow, Political Reform Program, New America; Lecturer, Harvard University

Yascha Mounk is a lecturer on government at Harvard, a senior fellow in the Political Reform Program at New America, and an executive director at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. A weekly columnist for Slate, monthly columnist for CNN, regular contributor to Die Zeit, and host of “The Good Fight” podcast, he has recently completed his third book, which argues that liberal democracy is splitting into two new regime forms: illiberal democracy, or democracy without rights, and undemocratic liberalism, or rights without democracy. Mounk’s previous books are Stranger in My Own Country: A Jewish Family in Modern Germany and The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State.

Videos/Audio of Yascha Mounk

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