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.
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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