Yascha Mounk on the Global Threat to Democracy

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Yascha Mounk is the author of "The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It." (Photo: Steffen-Jänicke)

German-born political scientist Yascha Mounk gained attention in 2016 with an article arguing that youth in the West were fed up with democracy and open to alternatives. In his new book, “The People vs. Democracy," Mounk underscores that thesis and examines how an erosion of trust in government institutions and processes is putting democracy at risk. Mounk joins us to discuss the book and what can be done to keep democracy intact.

Yascha Mounk, lecturer, Harvard University; senior fellow, New America Foundation; author, "The People vs. Democracy: Why our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It"

Read an Adapted Excerpt from "The People vs. Democracy" (The Atlantic)