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    • The People vs. Democracy

    • Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It
    • By: Yascha Mounk
    • Narrated by: Timothy Andrés Pabon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
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    The world is in turmoil. From India to Turkey and from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. As a result democracy itself may now be at risk. Two core components of liberal democracy - individual rights and the popular will - are at war with each other. As the role of money in politics soared and important issues were taken out of public contestation, a system of "rights without democracy" took hold. Populists who rail against this say they want to return power to the people. But in practice they create a system of "democracy without rights." 

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    • The Past Week Proves That Trump Is Destroying Our Democracy

    • By: Yascha Mounk
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Over just a few days last week, President Trump and his allies stepped up attacks on Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating the campaign’s connections to Russia. They tried to push Attorney General Jeff Sessions out of office. They thought out loud about whether the president can pardon himself.

    "The Past Week Proves That Trump Is Destroying Our Democracy" is from the July 31, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Yascha Mounk and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Pitchfork Politics

    • The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy
    • By: Yascha Mounk
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 36 mins
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    The Tea Party and its European cousins have emerged from the enduring inability of democratic governments to satisfy their citizens' needs. Today’s populist movements won’t subside until the legitimate grievances driving them have been addressed.

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    • Europe's Jewish Problem

    • The Misunderstood Rise of European Anti-Semitism
    • By: Yascha Mounk
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Europe’s political climate is more hostile to Jews now than at any time in recent memory. Rising anti-Semitism among Europe’s Muslims, especially in the wake of the war in Gaza, is one reason for this change. But to claim that the rise of Muslim anti-Semitism is the main culprit - as the German journalist Jochen Bittner did this week in The New York Times - is to overlook the role played by the European majority.

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