Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles in support of an immoral and dangerous president?
Yascha MounkIf you want to understand why, even now, so many high-ranking Republicans are complicit in Donald Trump's attacks on American democracy, you *must* read this brilliant cover story by @anneapplebaum for @TheAtlantic.
Conversei nos últimos dias com três dos maiores especialistas mundiais em democracias. Suas respostas mostram como a visão do presidente entre a nata da ciência política mundial é ainda pior do que a que grande parte da população brasileira tem hoje
Yascha MounkA Brazilian magazine, @RevistaEpoca, asked @FukuyamaFrancis, Steve Levitsky, and me how we see the current situation in Brazil.
Sadly, we all agreed: Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemic has been a disaster, and Brazil's democracy is now in real danger.
Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich battled it out in Der Klassiker on Tuesday with so much at stake. Bayern came out on top with a 1-0 win which came from a...
Yascha MounkThe Bundesliga is back - without an audience, of course. And yet, some producer who either has no sense of aesthetics or a very sick sense of humor decided to add cheering crowds to this highlight reel...
In “Trumpocalypse,” a former prominent neoconservative reflects on what he got wrong, and where we should go from here.
Yascha MounkWell-deserved praise for @davidfrum's new book:
"Frum’s intellectual journey is what makes this book so fascinating ... He has recognized that a new national conversation is coming, and, with Trumpocalypse, he has provided a thoughtful way to start it."
The pandemic will alter some aspects of daily life, but probably not in radical ways.
Yascha MounkPlease share the thread and article?
Yascha MounkSerious people are making wild predictions about the post-pandemic future.
“It’s the end of globalization!”
“There will be no more bars and no more parties!”
@TheAltantic, I explain why I don’t but that—and what changes might really happen.
We are pleased to invite you to the next session of The Way Forward, a live event series hosted by The Atlantic, in collaboration with Chatham House, Emerson Collective, and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and underwritten by...
After two doses all participants evaluated to date across the 25 µg and 100 µg dose cohorts seroconverted with binding antibody levels at or above levels seen in convalescent sera mRNA-1273 elicited neutralizing antibody titer levels in all eight...
Inspector general Steve Linick is to be replaced by Amb. Stephen Akard.
Yascha MounkWho cares about the Inspector General of the State Department? After all, I'll bet you've never even heard of the guy until today.
But democracies need the rule of law. They need checks on the executive.
And slowly but surely, Trump is attacking those.
The 64-year-old man made a post criticizing the government's decision to lift curfew restrictions the day after the peak of the pandemic. Then the police showed up.
Yascha MounkA man in Hungary took to Facebook to criticize Viktor Orban as a "dictator."
A few weeks later, the police turned up at his door at dawn, and arrested him for "fearmongering" under new laws passed to fight the coronavirus.
Quod erat demonstrandum.