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Is populism beatable? With Yascha Mounk

The political scientist on what must be done to ensure that diverse democracies succeed

By Alix Kroeger

With populist movements gaining ground in Europe, the New Statesman‘s international managing editor Alix Kroeger speaks to the journalist and political scientist Yascha Mounk.

Video edited by Hugh Smiley


They discuss how populists play on divisions in society, why some of the ways in which the left tries to fight back can make the problem worse, and how to make diverse democracies more stable.

Monk’s book The Great Experiment is available in book shops now.

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Further reading:

Right-wing populism is a bigger threat to the West than “woke ideology”
What does Europe’s right want?

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