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Associate Prof, @SAISHopkins | Contributing Editor, @TheAtlantic | Senior Fellow, @gmfus | Senior Advisor, @protctdemocracy | Host, The Good Fight

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@anneapplebaum UPDATE 1: A new poll, which incorporates results from the actual count in precincts on which the i… https://t.co/eGrOPxX3Ja
10/14
2019
@anneapplebaum This is also deeply depressing. An important lesson for people who extrapolate from age structure o… https://t.co/HyMpGAojkZ
Retweeted by Yascha Mounk @anneapplebaum This is also deeply depressing. An important lesson for people who extrapolate from age structure o… https://t.co/HyMpGAojkZ @anneapplebaum Bear in mind that these are exit polls. They may yet turn. Perhaps PiS will end up falling just sho… https://t.co/MDT0dYWRwtThis should update our priors about the stability of democracy in other countries: If a supposedly consolidated de… https://t.co/eXAtZmvt383) Stability of democracy elsewhere Until recently, most political scientists believed that democracy in a large r… https://t.co/xkAzu9IEuaWell, Hungary is no longer an aberration. And Poland is a much bigger country. Its voice within the EU counts a lo… https://t.co/ZJAw837dFF2) This puts tremendous stress on international institutions. The EU is meant to be based on fundamental values. H… https://t.co/6kSB5czO7HPoland has to hold elections for its largely ceremonial President by August 2020. That may be the very last opport… https://t.co/JtgGAiuhs5Three takeaways: 1) This is terrible news for Polish democracy. PiS has mounted a strong attack on the independen… https://t.co/5zVQ3Xhh1VThough PiS did not win a majority of the vote, this is a pretty resounding victory. The party got 6% more than in 2… https://t.co/EtpybgZ7mZPoland has a system of proportional representation, calculated within relatively small districts. (For buffs: it us… https://t.co/KjxK9OSkiOAccording to early exit polls, PiS won about 44% of the vote. Its largest competitor, the Civic Coalition, got 27%… https://t.co/w6zKjc4mKMAs expected, the far-right populist Law and Justice government has won reelection in Poland today. Democracy in pe… https://t.co/8CLNwO6J3G
10/13
2019
Very bored in my Tokyo hotel room hunkering down for the "super typhoon." And then the boredom was just temporaril… https://t.co/GEH14fiTFx @canokar Ah, didn't realize that - makes sense! Well, I hope that plenty of his real competitors are proud of him… https://t.co/BhrzXir5oN...when competition is fair, and the losers in a race still get treated well, we take great joy in recognizing meri… https://t.co/yewr8HMshjA thought: Meritocracy has a bad rep these days. There are two understandable reasons for that: 1) Many supposed… https://t.co/CxhJRqnYKVAstounding. One of the beautiful things here is how genuinely delighted all of his competitors appear to be with h… https://t.co/ZX1TvTeJQi
10/12
2019
2019: Let's cancel people for stupid tweets they sent as teenagers - and award the Nobel Prize for Literature to on… https://t.co/wWBiOR51FI
10/11
2019
"Even if Germany does crack down on political terror, Jews—and other minorities in the country—may remain in need o… https://t.co/CP5dco5KqG
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10/10
2019
There was a terrible shooting at a synagogue in Halle today. Having grown up Jewish in Germany, this is highly pers… https://t.co/AZpbtfqSad @danieltilles1 The timing on this seems awfully convenient though, doesn't it..? The rate has been falling for age… https://t.co/ZUlaexFYS7"Democracy is in mortal danger in Poland—and the president of the United States is on the side of its would-be assa… https://t.co/nxPnM9NwRA
10/9
2019
I have a twelve-hour flight to Japan tomorrow. (So excited!) My current plan: Read a book, write two essays, and t… https://t.co/IJNrJj097WOf course, the likelihood of Trump losing in the Senate is still tiny. But his inevitable claims of having been "c… https://t.co/imbUrPIVAoIt's too early to be sure of this conclusion. But this is looking like a pretty prescient take just about now. I v… https://t.co/ZzBtFyp0gfThank god for obsessive editors who, a few hours after you've agreed on the final version of a piece, notice that y… https://t.co/t7PruryFrF
10/8
2019
“What insults my soul is the idea—popular in the culture just now —that we can and should write only about people w… https://t.co/KigPepDWEo
Retweeted by Yascha MounkAnd all for what - to curry favor with a brutal dictator in Ankara who is rapidly losing the support of his own people? Argh.Betraying one of America's only loyal allies in the Middle East must be one of the most cruel and short-sighted pol… https://t.co/icOOS9h0uY
10/7
2019
Why is no international media covering this? More than 1 million people in Bolivia have taken to the streets to de… https://t.co/6qLC73QfRx
Retweeted by Yascha MounkAn interesting defense of the need for civic nationalism in the Indian context: "A multi-religious and multi-ethni… https://t.co/irZl0DKEv3Spending the day cutting a 11,000 word draft of an academic paper down to about 5,000 words. Pretty sure it's losin… https://t.co/AyAUaUMal7Many populist dictatorships will, sooner or later, experience an especially serious crisis of legitimacy, writes… https://t.co/5eVXYuGbdB
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10/6
2019
If there is one literary ambition I have in life, it is to coin the term "unfictionable." Proposed definition: "A… https://t.co/wcaJsr3iAdIf this trend continues in the coming years - and that's a pretty big if - it would be excellent news, both economi… https://t.co/LCT8AWAxLjShorter free speech debate: Them: Terrible speech is terrible Us: Yes it is Them: Silence the terrible speech U… https://t.co/8Go7nuPEZO
10/5
2019
So close to a crucial insight about the responsibility of high office. And yet so, so far. https://t.co/nwcRl7PCZ1Folks who believe swing voters are “non existent” are folks who need to get off twitter and out of their little bub… https://t.co/emJUEf1NNN
Retweeted by Yascha Mounk @TheAtlantic @Slate @mattyglesias @leedrutman .@A_agadjanian on the electoral cost of radical polices. https://t.co/kculeIZBpA @TheAtlantic @Slate @mattyglesias .@leedrutman on the identity of "moderates" and "independents." https://t.co/Q4mFekyGN3 @TheAtlantic @Slate This excellent case by @mattyglesias on why swing voters do matter. https://t.co/SGuSeHoCAH @TheAtlantic My article @slate on the rhetoric and policies Democrats need in order to both mobilize the base and a… https://t.co/WLeEHlxVyi @TheAtlantic Further reading: My article @TheAtlantic on how Democrats can put together an ambitious progressive a… https://t.co/iG29h1ReJII know many of you will disagree on this. But I do fear that the "theory of progressive mobilization" is in danger… https://t.co/R77pXHOKRaHow can Dems have a chance at inflicting a crushing defeat on Trump while winning a mandate for real change? Avoid… https://t.co/4DPrJIFw7OThe problem is not Trump, it's Trumpism. To vanquish the serious danger posed by Trumpism, we need to impose a cru… https://t.co/frufDQ4Rjt3) To cure America of Trumpism, Dems need a resounding victory Dems gain too little from a narrow victory that mak… https://t.co/8iPKZ2fjppOne reason why is, simply, that black and Latino Democrats are much less progressive on many issues of public polic… https://t.co/l7XAiYjRSNDems who voted for Obama in '12 but stayed home in '16 are less progressive than those who voted for Obama in '12 a… https://t.co/cIByE0QVdS2) Moving left ≠ mobilizing the base To win in 2020, Dems do need to mobilize the base. And, yes, that includes l… https://t.co/1cjXTxKdZDBut these voters do matter, few of them are consistently left-wing, and their behavior in past elections show that… https://t.co/bt1STfGGpmNow, it's true that most of these swing voters aren't committed centrists who are less progressive than Democrats a… https://t.co/A7LV6UTQwK1) Swing voters do exist. And they do sway elections. * 11% of Trump's 2016 voters had supported Obama in 2012; i… https://t.co/kp3dSIdHqKMany top Democratic strategists and pundits now believe in the "progressive mobilization theory." The key to winnin… https://t.co/nXwNtXL9Gr
10/4
2019
Fake news! Censorship! Propaganda! Not sure how to think about the relationship between democracy, populism, and t… https://t.co/dbDkNYEP1A @nypost (Sopron is a city in western Hungary.)When I tried to interview people in Sopron, most were unwilling to talk; a few privately said they were afraid of l… https://t.co/Ku0TzXCYGJLoved "Why Nations Fail"? Interested in why some countries enjoy liberty, and others suffer from terrible oppressi… https://t.co/RZO3OL2uyZ
10/3
2019
Really excited for my conversation with James Robinson next Thursday! Come grab lunch with us at SAIS, just a few… https://t.co/iftEk89zaY
9/26
2019
Links: https://t.co/d4n0H1F0z7 https://t.co/RI9N09YwBoAs I predicted at the time, support for Austria's far-right Freedom Party has remained very strong despite the scan… https://t.co/iw3nA4lK7L
9/25
2019
Some people are interpreting this as an argument for keeping the current system of college admissions. In my mind,… https://t.co/aGyjYPuNBrIf Donald Trump asked the President of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, it would be a clear and shocking case of a… https://t.co/FAyNhmCdbjThis article is not the first to note a strong urban-rural divide, of course. But it carefully uses new data to te… https://t.co/YmMcM0wbfw3) The answer to the populist surge isn't to empower technocrats or change the rules of the game by packing courts… https://t.co/D12DMXF57S2) The urban-rural divide in politics has deepened. Why? Because the urban-rural divide in economics has deepened… https://t.co/hEYIS0icnPThe article makes a few main points: 1) In virtually all countries, there is a very strong urban-rural divide: pop… https://t.co/CapYVVDKcjThis is going straight on the reading list for my course on populism and democracy: "If we are to understand the d… https://t.co/fOSvcWRTpMBook launch of the Polish edition of The People vs Democracy in Warsaw. Thanks to @kultiliberalna for organizing a… https://t.co/DzTUfMZuvh
9/20
2019
Worrying sign about sloppiness by Germany's police force: The far-right extremist who murdered a politician this… https://t.co/Co3k1wR6c4Great podcast of @Yascha_Mounk interviewing Jim Robinson https://t.co/W2ZsfuaCxh
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9/19
2019
Leftists who advocate abandoning democratic norms for power politics tend to hold two views at the same time: 1) I… https://t.co/jnw01OcOSrExcited about The Narrow Corridor, the new book by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson in which they explain the deli… https://t.co/lZwln7EOr4
9/17
2019
I too found the sentence for Brock Turner overly lenient (though it was apparently in line with other sentences by… https://t.co/B7Iw3H9zKnA lot of people privately ask me why I worry about cancel culture. Surely the consequences tend to be trivial... H… https://t.co/PxSSijzneK
9/15
2019
Watch out, Senator Warren. Marianne Williamson is coming for your supporters... 🤭 https://t.co/gWrd1wUwULOne of the Dumb Things I've observed in The Discourse recently is the tendency to accuse a political rival of using… https://t.co/B7P4kjswZj
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Retweeted by Yascha Mounk @DinoStraciatela And explicitly endorsing the sentiment.Does anyone remember the time when the left condemned George W. Bush's use of the phrase "the axis of evil" because… https://t.co/zkNM3tGRfqIn which a senior Labour politician tells white people that their "ancestry is evil." https://t.co/YylkdMXWAGHuman ingenuity is a marvelous thing. https://t.co/9FD1Kcpeqe
9/14
2019
"Liberals are always slow to realize that there can be friendly, idealistic people who have little use for liberal… https://t.co/xygi5rgx6jIt's telling that, in the year of 2019, the notion that one purpose of civics education might be to convince studen… https://t.co/AF01ys3rkaUntil a few years ago, the best 250 universities in the world were all located in democracies. Today, the best Chin… https://t.co/R05MZLh1LE @spignal @mattsteinglass Fair point.To those wondering whether I'm being sarcastic, I... don't know. This is clearly absurd, and France has real, rela… https://t.co/0u9mK6pgscLong live social democracy! "A court in France has ruled that a man who died from a heart attack after having sex… https://t.co/cuL3dgdrhzAndrew Yang: Makes joke about Asian doctors. Asian Twitter: Makes funny jokes about parents disappointed that they… https://t.co/DNo9z8kBzj
Retweeted by Yascha MounkThe main thing this debate has convinced me of so far is that the top three are all vulnerable in real ways. I'd b… https://t.co/Q4doy7XXdsAndrew Yang: Makes joke about Asian doctors. Asian Twitter: Makes funny jokes about parents disappointed that they… https://t.co/DNo9z8kBzjTwitter seems to have convinced some people that nakedly low-blow attacks is what wins you accolades among people w… https://t.co/cemeZwT2fjReal average age of three front runners: 75. Feels like: 87.
9/13
2019
I would love to read a compilation of the most famous (political?) essays, which includes both their first and thei… https://t.co/mnpHK51SsVThe Shanghai stock market takes a lunch break?! [Insert lame joke about France here.] https://t.co/ccHbQC69SC
9/12
2019
👇! https://t.co/0D3Zc2w3P2Question of the Day: Is it better to have a bad grown-up in the room - or no grown-up at all?Faced with a long jail sentence for dressing up as a man to see a soccer match, a woman in Iran set herself on fire… https://t.co/LmegjOlv32
9/10
2019

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