The Good Fight

The Good Fight

www.yaschamounk.com
The podcast that searches for the ideas, policies and strategies that can beat authoritarian populism.


Are Democracies Failing?
Oct 16 • 47 min
According to Ian Bremmer, the President of the Eurasia Group, the global pandemic is revealing the extent to which democracies have been failing over the past years. To strengthen them, he proposes that they should re-establish faith in the system by…
Why Is America Still Friends with Saudi Arabia?
Oct 9 • 56 min
Lawrence Wright has been friends with Jamal Khashoggi for nearly two decades. In a new documentary, The Kingdom of Silence, he tells the complicated story of America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia through the lens of Khashoggi’s life—from his youthful…
Should There Be A Billion Americans?
Oct 2 • 66 min
For much of the past four years, Matt Yglesias dismissed worries about growing illiberalism on the left as a campus fad that is sure to fade. This year, he changed his mind, becoming increasingly vocal about his concerns, and co-signing the Harper’s…
How to Persuade Your “Enemy”
Sep 18 • 65 min
Irshad Manji has a lot of experience in trying to persuade those who really don’t want to be persuaded. Early in her career, Irshad wrote two influential books that advocated for a reformed Islam. In conversations with religious conservatives around the…
What Would a Truly Integrated Society Look Like?
Sep 4 • 66 min
If you have not yet signed up for our podcast, please do so now by following this link on your phone. A few weeks ago, I got an email from somebody I admire tremendously: Elizabeth Anderson, one of the most interesting contemporary political philosophers.…
Is It Time to Abandon Meritocracy?
Aug 14 • 61 min
Michael Sandel, one of the most influential political philosophers of our time, makes a provocative argument: Meritocracy allows successful people to feel good about themselves, and doesn’t do anything to address the plight of those who are less…
Why Do Diversity Programs Fail
Aug 3 • 44 min
If you have not yet signed up for our podcast, please do so now by following this link on your phone. For the past years, Frank Dobbin, a Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, has been researching diversity initiatives at big corporations and…
Is it Racist for a White Man to Bounce a Brown Baby on His Lap?
Jul 10 • 48 min
Please sign up to become a member of Persuasion, the new community Yascha has founded for those who believe that a free society is worth fighting for. Just go to www.persuasion.community A few days ago, a rather strange exchange caught my attention on…
An Exciting Announcement!
Jul 2 • 12 min
Yascha is starting a new platform for citizens who are committed to the defense of a free society. Please go to http://www.persuasion.community to sign up. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Website: https://www.yaschamounk.com/ Podcast…
Thomas Rid
Jun 19 • 49 min
Yascha Mounk speaks with Thomas Rid, Professor of Strategic Studies at John Hopkins University SAIS about the operations of secret services around the world and the misinformation campaigns that shape international competition. Email:…
Omar Wasow
Jun 5 • 59 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Omar Wasow, a professor of political science at Princeton University, about the case for non-violent protest, and how best to bring about greater racial equality in the United States. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter:…
Francis Fukuyama on COVID-19
May 27 • 58 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Francis Fukuyama about the changes that COVID-19 will (and will not) bring about. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Website: https://www.yaschamounk.com/ Podcast production by John T. Williams Learn more about your…
Ron Daniels
May 13 • 61 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Ron Daniels, President of Johns Hopkins University, about the impact the coronavirus will have on higher eduction and the role universities can play in defending liberal democracy against the rise of populism. Email:…
Sarah Longwell
May 1 • 65 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Sarah Longwell, the Publisher of The Bulwark, about how to persuade those who have voted for populists in the past to change their minds. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Website: https://www.yaschamounk.com/…
David Miliband on the Coronavirus
Apr 15 • 49 min
Yascha Mounk talks to David Miliband, the CEO of the International Rescue Committee, about the world after corona and what we need to do right now to help the poorest countries in the world manage the pandemic. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter:…
Daniel Ziblatt
Apr 8 • 68 min
Yascha Mounk speaks to Daniel Ziblatt, the Eaton Professor at Harvard University, about the impact of the coronavirus on populism and democracy. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Website: https://www.yaschamounk.com/ Podcast production…
Constanze Stelzenmüller
Mar 20 • 73 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Constanze Stelzenmüller, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, about the rise of populism in Germany and how it will transform the country in the next years. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Website:…
Ruy Teixeira
Mar 4 • 58 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Ruy Teixeira, a Senior Fellow at CAP, about his much misunderstood theory according to which demographic change will favor the Democratic Party. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Website:…
E. J. Dionne
Feb 19 • 66 min
Yascha Mounk talks to E. J. Dionne, author of Code Red, about what it would take to unify the Democratic Party (and beat Donald Trump). Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Website: https://www.yaschamounk.com/ Podcast production by John…
Ezra Klein
Jan 31 • 84 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Ezra Klein about the nature and causes of polarization in the United States - and whether we can fix it. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Website: https://www.yaschamounk.com/ Podcast production by John T.…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta
Jan 22 • 87 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Pratap Bhanu Mehta, one of India’s foremost writers and intellectuals, about the rise of Narendra Modi, and the reasons for the crisis of liberal democracy in the country. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Podcast…
Peter Hall
Jan 1 • 48 min
Yascha Mounk speaks to Peter Hall, Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, about the close connection between declining social status and the rise of populism. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Podcast…
Sam Koppelman
Dec 12, 2019 • 58 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Sam Koppelman, co-author of Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump, about the nature of impeachment, the arguments for and against removing Donald Trump from office, and what Democrats need to do to win in 2020. Email:…
Rachel Brown
Nov 27, 2019 • 50 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Rachel Brown, Executive Director of Over Zero, about the roots of political violence; whether the United States stand at the brink of civil war; and what interventions can stop violence from breaking out in deeply polarized…
Martin Gurri
Nov 13, 2019 • 64 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Martin Gurri, author of The Revolt of the Public, about the way digital technology empowers the insurgent public, and how it will transform the politics of both democracies and autocracies. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter:…
Dan Kelemen
Oct 30, 2019 • 58 min
Yascha Mounk talks to political scientist Dan Kelemen about the trilemma facing Boris Johnson on Brexit, the drift towards autocracy in Poland and Hungary, and why membership in the European Union may make it easier for aspiring dictators to undermine…
Peter Pomerantsev
Oct 2, 2019 • 60 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Peter Pomerantsev the author of This is Not Propaganda, about the way in which the rise of digital technology is transforming our politics; how trolls and state agents are trying to spread propaganda; and how to build a more…
James Robinson
Sep 16, 2019 • 55 min
Yascha Mounk talks to James Robinson, co-author of Why Nations Fail and The Narrow Corridor, about the importance of political institutions; the roots of freedom and prosperity; and how citizens can beat the historical odds to improve their countries.…
Helen Lewis
Aug 28, 2019 • 55 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Helen Lewis, a staff writer at The Atlantic, about Boris Johnson, the future of Brexit, and why feminists should defend liberal democracy. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Podcast production by John T. Williams…
David Frum
Aug 14, 2019 • 65 min
Yascha Mounk talks to David Frum about the evolution of conservatism, health care. immigration, and how to beat Donald Trump. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Podcast production by John T. Williams Learn more about your ad choices.…
Dan Baer
Jul 31, 2019 • 54 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Dan Baer, former U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE, about America’s role in the world, his vision for a better America, and what it is like to run for Senate in 2020. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Podcast production…
Timur Kuran
Jul 17, 2019 • 66 min
How do revolutions start? Can a few opposition activists overthrow an authoritarian government? And is it possible for a loud minority to impose its view on a quiet majority — even in a democracy? Yascha Mounk discusses these questions with the eminent…
George Packer Vol. 2
Jul 3, 2019 • 61 min
Yascha Mounk talks to George Packer about Richard Holbrooke, American foreign policy, and how superpowers can (and can’t) use their might to advance liberal democracy. Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Podcast production by John T.…
Elif Shafak
Jun 16, 2019 • 58 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Elif Shafak, the prolific novelist and political thinker, about the rise of populism; the future of Turkey and the United Kingdom; the case against strictures on what writers should be allowed to write about; what makes for good…
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
May 8, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Alex Hertel-Fernandez, an Assistant Professor at Columbia University, about the ways in which special interests dominate American politics, and whether this gives an inherent advantage to the right.…
Nicholas Christakis
Apr 24, 2019 • 61 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Nicholas Christakis, the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Sciences at Yale University, and the author of Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, about whether human nature…
Heidi Tworek
Apr 10, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Heidi Tworek, an historian of news and media, about the historic transformation brought about by social media, the long history of disinformation, and how to protect democracy from both. Email:…
Tony Blair
Mar 27, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Tony Blair, the former Prime British Prime Minister, about the roots of populism, how to deal with automation, and a progressive economic program for the 21st century. Email:…
Karen Stenner
Mar 13, 2019 • 58 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Karen Stenner about voters with an authoritarian personality, and whether they can explain the rise of populists like Donald Trump. Email: thegoodfight@newamerica.org Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk Podcast…
Chayenne Polimédio
Feb 27, 2019 • 51 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Chayenne Polimédio, the Deputy Director of New America’s Political Reform program, about the rise of Jair Bolsonaro. Email: thegoodfight@newamerica.org Twitter:@Yascha_Mounk Podcast production by…
Cory Doctorow
Feb 13, 2019 • 59 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Cory Doctorow, science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing, about measures we can take to preserve the freedom of the Net - while preserving our own. Email:…
James Bloodworth
Jan 30, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to James Bloodworth, author of Hired, about how the impact that Amazon warehouses have had on small British towns, a viable political program for the far left, and the shortcomings of Jeremy Corbyn.…
Coleman Hughes
Jan 16, 2019 • 48 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Coleman Hughes, a young black writer quickly making a big name for himself, about how to fight discrimination against minorities without making group membership more salient than it already is.…
Sagarika Ghose
Jan 2, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Sagarika Ghose, author of Why I Am A Liberal, about the populist threat to liberal democracy in India, the prospects of defeating Narendra Modi, and why liberalism has relevance beyond the West.…
John Judis
Dec 19, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to John Judis about the case for nationalism, how to deal with immigration, and the right model of integration. Email: thegoodfight@newamerica.org Twitter:@Yascha_Mounk This podcast was made in…
Helen Pluckrose
Dec 5, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Helen Pluckrose, editor of Areo Magazine and one of the perpetrators of the “Sokal Squared” hoax, about her opposition to the postmodern turn of parts of the left, whether a form of liberal…
Max Boot
Nov 21, 2018 • 47 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of The Corrosion of Conservatism, about his personal journey from leading…
Tim Snyder
Nov 7, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Tim Snyder, the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale, about the roots of populism, the role of social media, the nature of propaganda, and whether fascism is the right analogy for…
Tim Dixon
Oct 24, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Tim Dixon, a co-founder of More in Common, about why the usual story on America’s deepening polarization is wrong; the views of America’s “exhausted majority”; how progressive activists differ from…
Thomas Chatterton-Williams
Oct 10, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Thomas Chatterton-Williams, one of the leading black writers of his generation, about why essentializing race plays into the hands of the racists and how to talk about identity in a more productive…
Justin E. H. Smith
Sep 26, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Justin E. H. Smith, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at the Sorbonne, and one of our time’s most thoughtful and wide-ranging essayists, about the assault on rationality in our…
Sheri Berman Redux
Sep 12, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk and Sheri Berman, Professor of Politics at Barnard College, review the developments of the past two years. What have we learned about populism? Is it continuing to rise? And what can we do to stop it? Email:…
Peter Wolodarski
Aug 29, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Peter Wolodarski, the editor of Dagens Nyheder, about the rapid rise of the Sweden Democrats, the reasons why far-right populists have found so much success in Scandinavia, and what Americans can…
James Crabtree
Aug 15, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to James Crabtree, the author of The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age, about Narendra Modi, the political rise of Hinduism, and the new class of Indian plutocrats. Email:…
Kori Schake
Aug 1, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, about the damage Donald Trump is doing to the transatlantic relationship; what the world would look like…
Jake Sullivan
Jul 18, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Jake Sullivan, who was responsible for domestic policy on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, about the reasons why Democrats should embrace a more radical and imaginative economic policy in…
Jeff Jarvis
Jul 4, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Jeff Jarvis about the reasons social media might deepen democracy, whether regulation of tech will do more good or ill, and what the internet of the future might look like. Email:…
Michael McFaul
Jun 20, 2018 • 60 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Michael McFaul, the former US Ambassador to Russia, about the roots of America’s conflict with the Kremlin, whether a better relationship between the countries would have been possible, and how…
Glen Weyl
Jun 6, 2018 • 60 min
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to economist Glen Weyl about the roots of inequality, the problems of monopoly and monopsony, and whether more, not less, radical markets are the antidote to the economic problems of our age. Learn…
Vladimir Kara-Murza
May 23, 2018 • 53 min
In this live episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Vladimir Kara-Murza, a leading Russian opposition activist, about the prospects for democracy in Russia and around the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cecilia Muñoz
May 9, 2018 • 47 min
In this inaugural live episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Cecilia Muñoz, Vice President at New America and former Director of the Domestic Policy Council, about how to leverage technology in the public interest, and what kind of compromise…
Ezra Klein
Apr 25, 2018 • 115 min
In this special episode of The Good Fight, Ezra Klein interviews Yascha Mounk about his recent book, The People vs Democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Anand Giridharadas, Part 2
Apr 11, 2018 • 55 min
Writer Anand Giridharadas talks to Yascha Mounk about identity politics, the best way to respond to offensive questions, and how to win a lasting social peace for “the only country I have.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Anand Giridharadas, Part 1
Mar 28, 2018 • 42 min
Yascha Mounk discusses the limits of philanthropy, how the changey-hopey narrative of the affluent cloaks the power they exercise, and how they can do better with author, former New York Times correspondent and NBC contributor Anand Giridharadas. Learn…
David French
Mar 14, 2018 • 60 min
Yascha Mounk discusses the moral corruption of the Evangelical movement, the right line between politics and religion, and the ins and outs of wedding cakes with National Review staff writer David French. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Benjamin Wittes
Feb 28, 2018 • 55 min
Yascha Mounk discusses the principles that should govern the national security state; whether liberals used to be too critical of the NSA; and what we do—and don’t—know about l’Affaire Russe with Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institutions and founder of…
Jennifer Rubin
Feb 14, 2018 • 54 min
Yascha Mounk discusses how to cover the Trump presidency; the complicity of the Republican party; and the future of the right with proud conservative and staunch Never Trumper Jennifer Rubin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
David Miliband
Jan 31, 2018 • 54 min
Yascha Mounk discusses how to give refugees a real shot at a good life; the future of migration policy around the world; the importance of inclusive nationalism; and the meaning of the West with the President of the International Rescue Committee, and…
Sabeel Rahman
Jan 17, 2018 • 52 min
Yascha Mounk discusses the problem with monopoly power; the role of anti-corporate rhetoric in leftist politics; and how to build a winning coalition for ambitious change with Sabeel Rahman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Martin Sandbu
Jan 3, 2018 • 54 min
Yascha Mounk and Martin Sandbu discuss the best way to fight inequality; why we need predistribution rather than (just) redistributive taxation to fight populism; and how to ensure that individuals and corporations alike pay their fair share Learn more…
Francis Fukuyama Rerun
Dec 20, 2017 • 56 min
In this rerun of one of the first Good Fight episodes, Yascha Mounk discusses the degree to which democracy in the United States is under threat, the slow erosion of liberal norms, and the future of American identity with Francis Fukuyama. Learn more…
Branko Milanovic
Dec 6, 2017 • 59 min
Yascha Mounk and Branko Milanovic discuss what his famous elephant curve says about the ills—and the gains—of globalization; how the left’s concern with inequality is being turned against its concern with internationalism; why economic causes of populism…
Ian Bassin
Nov 22, 2017 • 44 min
Ian Bassin explains why we should see all of Trump’s violations of democratic norms as related—and how we can fight back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Perry Bacon Jr.
Nov 8, 2017 • 54 min
Yascha Mounk and Perry Bacon, Jr. discuss how best to stand up to Trump’s attacks on minorities; the work of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Thomas Chatterton-Williams; and what the role of race would be in the kind of society we should work toward. Learn more about…
Rachel Kleinfeld
Oct 25, 2017 • 41 min
Yascha Mounk and Rachel Kleinfeld discuss the difference between an effective and a counter-productive protest against populists like Donald Trump; how to mobilize a broad coalition against the administration; and how the left can get its act together…
E.J. Dionne
Oct 11, 2017 • 47 min
Yascha Mounk and E.J. Dionne discuss the causes of the populist rise; why patriotism is the right antidote to white nationalism; and how to beat Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nicholas Casey
Sep 27, 2017 • 47 min
Yascha Mounk and Nicholas Casey discuss whether left-populism is as dangerous as right-populism; why things are so much worse in Venezuela than they are in Ecuador; and why Latin American politics may hold the key to America’s future. Learn more about…
Matthew d’Ancona
Sep 13, 2017 • 55 min
Yascha Mounk and Matthew d’Ancona discuss why lies have taken over our politics; what kinds of policies might be able to move us past the post-truth age; and how Democrats can win in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jamie Kirchick
Aug 30, 2017 • 38 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Jamie Kirchick about the rise of dictators and demagogues in Europe, North America, and beyond. How much do far-left populists and far-right populists have in common? And what can we do to stop them? Email:…
Ivan Krastev
Aug 16, 2017 • 44 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Ivan Krastev about what lessons the populist success in Central Europe holds for fighting Donald Trump. Why don’t voters care that populists fail to deliver on their promises? And can Americans resist a growing desire to…
Anne Applebaum
Aug 3, 2017 • 59 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Anne Applebaum about how authoritarians take power, the threat of social media, and the first six months of Trump’s presidency Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
George Packer
Jul 5, 2017 • 56 min
Yascha Mounk talks to George Packer about social isolation, the sources of political anger, and why none of the dominant narratives of American identity can bind us together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Blyth (Corrected)
Jun 21, 2017 • 49 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Mark Blyth about the economic drivers of populism, how to create a more equal society, and the failures of the Eurozone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Brian Klaas
Jun 7, 2017 • 50 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Brian Klaas about how to save democratic norms at home and promote democratic rule abroad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Catherine Rampell
May 24, 2017 • 49 min
Yascha Mounk talks to Catherine Rampell about the economic drivers of populist support, the future of economic growth, and why fears about automation may be exaggerated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Francis Fukuyama
May 10, 2017 • 55 min
Yascha Mounk discusses the degree to which democracy in the United States is under threat, the slow erosion of liberal norms, and the future of American identity with Francis Fukuyama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Evan McMullin
Apr 26, 2017 • 46 min
Yascha Mounk interviews Evan McMullin, 2016 Presidential Candidate and one of Donald Trump’s most vocal conservative critics, about how to oppose the President across party lines; the future of the Republican Party; and the personal costs of political…
A World Without a Leader
Apr 12, 2017 • 39 min
Yascha Mounk explains the global costs of the Trump Presidency and talks to Hans Kundnani about the differences between Trump and Brexit, how to preserve the liberal world order, and the dangers of national neoliberalism. Learn more about your ad choices.…
Divided We Fall
Mar 29, 2017 • 35 min
Yascha Mounk explains why social media favors political outsiders over insiders and talks to Lee Drutman about the dangerous racial and cultural divide in American politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Most Dangerous Idea in American Politics
Mar 15, 2017 • 43 min
Yascha Mounk explains why the belief that Democrats are inevitably headed towards a demographic majority is the most dangerous ideas in American politics, and talks to Sheri Berman about the purpose of protests, the future of the Democratic Party, and the…
Liberal Nationalism
Mar 1, 2017 • 36 min
In the fourth episode of “The Good Fight,” Yascha Mounk explains why Democrats can’t win in 2020 just by pointing out the failings of Donald Trump and speaks to Sam Goldman, Director of the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom, about the ways in which…
A Time To Start Drinking
Feb 15, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode, Yascha Mounk argues that the American Republic won’t go down without a massive fight, and talks to the Financial Times columnist Ed Luce about how the country can manage its relative decline without losing its democracy. Learn more about…
The Democratic Recession
Feb 2, 2017 • 34 min
In the second episode of “The Good Fight,” Yascha Mounk lays out the best-case scenario for the Trump years and speaks to Larry Diamond, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, about the global recession of democracy—and how to build the kind of…
Bowling for Democracy
Jan 24, 2017 • 43 min
In this inaugural edition of “The Good Fight,” Harvard Lecturer Yascha Mounk explains why we shouldn’t underestimate Donald Trump, and talks to Brookings Fellow Vanessa Williamson about the power of everyday democracy. Along the way, you’ll learn about…