Yascha Mounk

Fellow, Political Reform Program

Yascha Mounk is a fellow in New America's Political Reform program and a lecturer on Government at Harvard University. He is currently working on a book about the crisis of liberal democracy, arguing that a recent rise in technocratic governance is already leading to a dangerous populist backlash in both North America and Western Europe. Mounk’s first book is Stranger in My Own Country, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and he has written for the New York Times, TheWall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, Slate, CNN and Die Zeit.


All Work

POLITICAL REFORM
Terror, Again

Yascha Mounk wrote for Slate about the normalization of terror attacks.


POLITICAL REFORM
The Ugliest American

Yascha Mounk wrote for Slate about how Trump may lull Europeans into a false sense of security.


POLITICAL REFORM
Catherine Rampell

Yascha Mounk talks to Catherine Rampell about populist support, future of economic growth and why fears about automation may be exaggerated.


POLITICAL REFORM
Yascha Mounk: Is Trump’s Incompetence Saving Us From His Illiberalism?

Yascha Mounk appeared on Vox's podcast The Ezra Klein Show to discuss his research on democracy.


POLITICAL REFORM
Trump Crosses a Red Line

Yascha Mounk wrote for Slate about how best to proceed after Comey's firing.


POLITICAL REFORM
‘How Worried Should I Be?’

Lee Drutman and Yascha Mounk were quoted in a New York Times article about the level of concern over Trump among political scientists.


POLITICAL REFORM
Francis Fukuyama

Yascha Mounk discusses the future of American identity with Francis Fukuyama.


POLITICAL REFORM
Comey’s Firing Is the Moment of Truth for the GOP

Yascha Mounk wrote for Slate about the firing of FBI Director James Comey.


POLITICAL REFORM
It’s Far Too Early to Declare Victory Over Populism

Yascha Mounk wrote for Slate about why the political challenges to liberal democracy will not subside due to Macron's victory alone.


POLITICAL REFORM
Emmanuel Macron, the Next President of France

Yascha Mounk was quoted in a Foreign Policy article about how the challenges to French democracy extend beyond this year's election.


POLITICAL REFORM
No, There Is No Case for Le Pen

Yascha Mounk wrote for Slate in response to Ross Douthat's New York Times column defending Marine Le Pen's political legitimacy.


POLITICAL REFORM
Evan McMullin

Evan McMullin discusses how to oppose the President across party lines, and the personal costs of political courage.