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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The Age of Exhaustion

Do we find ourselves in one of these morbid intellectual periods that leaves us struggling to understand the world around us?


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A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothes

For the better part of a century, Europe’s failure to find an answer to “the German question” sealed the continent’s bloody fate. After unif


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The Age of Exhaustion

Are our polarized ideologies and traditional solutions inadequate to many of today's challenges?


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The Insidious Strangeness of Life for European Jews

Netanyahu’s comments were meant for home consumption. He is more concerned about upcoming elections in Israel than he is about the safety of


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Je Suis Charlie: Press Freedom And A French Terror Attack

The news from Paris is so bad. Horrifying. Nauseating. A dozen dead, mowed down at work in the middle of the day by casually efficient gunme


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Lawsuits could change affirmative action policies in higher education

CCTV America interviewed Yascha Mounk, a PhD candidate in Harvard University’s Government Department, about the effectiveness of affirmative


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The Weekly Wonk: Why Populism Isn't Going Away

Populism isn't going away. But it can be channeled for good, says New America Fellow Yascha Mounk.


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Europe's Jewish Problem

The misunderstood rise of European anti-Semitism