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“Anyone interested in the future of liberal democracy, in the US or anywhere else, should read this book"

—Anne Applebaum


Yascha Mounk is one of the world's leading experts on the crisis of liberal democracy and the rise of populism.

The author of four books that have been translated into over ten languages, he is an Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University, a Contributing Editor at The Atlantic, a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Founder of Persuasion, and the host of The Good Fight podcast.

Yascha is a frequent keynote speaker at high-profile events around the world. Fluent in English, German, French and Italian, he provides commentary for leading radio and television programs around the world.

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For speaking engagements, Yascha is exclusively represented by The Lavin Agency.


In the past years, Yascha has taken his message about how to save liberal democracy to live audiences on five continents.


Over the coming months, he will be speaking in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Check for an event near you below.


Yascha is a Contributing Editor at The Atlantic, where he regularly writes about the rise of authoritarian populism, the state of global democracy, and the need to defend philosophically liberal ideas—in the United States and around the world.

See his latest articles for The Atlantic below.


As the host of "The Good Fight" podcast, Yascha interviews leading writers, thinkers and statesmen about their work and its implications for the defense of a free society.

Past guests have included Francis Fukuyama, George Packer, Anne Applebaum, Garry Kasparov, Noam Chomsky, Elif Shafak, and David Miliband. You can subscribe here.

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