Yascha Mounk - The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

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Yascha Mounk - The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

Time: April 19, 2018 from 8am to 9:15am
Location: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Street: 170 E. 64th Street
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: https://www.carnegiecouncil.o…
Event Type: public, affairs
Organized By: Carnegie Council
Latest Activity: Mar 13

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Liberal democracy stands at a critical point. Forces of technology, economics, and identity are pulling our political systems toward one of two highly undesirable extremes: illiberal democracies run by populist demagogues and undemocratic liberalisms governed by technocratic elites.

Is this the last chance to save democracy—both in the United States and globally?

Yascha Mounk is a lecturer on political theory at Harvard University’s Government Department, a post-doctoral fellow at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund, and non-resident fellow at New America’s Political Reform Program. He is also the author of The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State, a columnist at Slate, and the host of The Good Fight podcast.

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