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.


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NEW AMERICA NYC
The Age of Responsibility

In the postwar years, if people were hungry, it was the state’s job to feed them. Today, that idea of welfare is barely recognizable.


POLITICAL REFORM
The Real Lessons of the French Election

Yascha Mounk wrote for Slate about how the French election indicates broader changes in the Western political landscape.


POLITICAL REFORM
A Primer on the French Election

Yascha Mounk wrote for Slate about the French election.


POLITICAL REFORM
A World Without a Leader

Hans Kundnani talks differences between Trump and Brexit, how to preserve the liberal world order, and dangers of national neoliberalism.


POLITICAL REFORM
Democracy Has Stood Up to Trump

In his regular article for Slate, Yascha Mounk wrote about resiliency under Trump.


POLITICAL REFORM
Divided We Fall

Lee Drutman warns about the dangerous racial and cultural divide in American politics.


POLITICAL REFORM
The Most Dangerous Idea in American Politics

Sheri Berman explains the purpose of protests, the future of the Democratic Party, and the enduring promise of social democracy.


POLITICAL REFORM
Liberal Nationalism

Sam Goldman joins Yascha to talk about the ways in which liberals are (or are not) blind to conservative insights.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Yascha Mounk Joins CNN's New Day

Yascha Mounk spoke with Chris Cuomo and Brooke Baldwin on CNN about Trump and his effect on democracy.


POLITICAL REFORM
A Time To Start Drinking

Financial Times columnist Ed Luce talks about how the country can manage its relative decline without losing its democracy.


POLITICAL REFORM
Five Things Americans Can Do to Beat Trump

Yascha Mounk wrote for Slate about what ordinary Americans can do to beat Trump.


POLITICAL REFORM
Democracy Is Holding Up, for Now