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"The Good Fight," the podcast that searches for the ideas, policies and strategies that can beat authoritarian populism.
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"The Good Fight," the podcast that searches for the ideas, policies and strategies that can beat authoritarian populism.
Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight.
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Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com
Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk
Website: http://www.persuasion.community

    Is French Secularism the Reason for Those Terrorist Attacks? (No.)

    Is French Secularism the Reason for Those Terrorist Attacks? (No.)

    Caroline Fourest is one of France’s leading thinkers on issues of secularism and religious extremism. A writer for Charlie Hebdo from 2004 to 2009, Fourest was at the forefront of defending the magazine after many of its journalists were murdered in a brutal terrorist attack in 2015. An acclaimed feminist author and director, her works have often made an impassioned case for free expression in the face of intimidation and censorship.
    In this week's episode, Yascha Mounk and Caroline Fourest discuss the principles and the practice of laïcité, misconceptions of it in the United States, and her concerns over a culture of outrage that, she claims, "invades our privacy, assigns our identities, and censors our democratic exchanges."
    Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight.
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    Podcast production by John T. Williams and Rebecca Rashid
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    • 53 min
    What is the "Successor Ideology"?

    What is the "Successor Ideology"?

    Wesley Yang is one of the America’s leading essayists. From “Paper Tigers,” his examination of why Asian-Americans remain underrepresented in leaderships positions, to “The Face of Seung-Hui Cho,” his meditation on the shooter who killed 33 people at Virginia Tech, he has traced America’s shifting understanding of race.
    But over the past years, the focus of Yang’s work has subtly shifted. He is now trying to chronicle and explain what he calls the “successor ideology,” the constellation of ideas that seek to usurp liberalism, and which others have called by such names as “wokeness” or “social justice.”
    In the latest episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk and Wesley Yang discuss the precise definition of the successor ideology; the need for genuine empathy when exchanging ideas; and what forms of cultural sensitivity are truly inclusive as opposed to alienating
    Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight.
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    • 57 min
    The Meaning of the Election

    The Meaning of the Election

    We’d like to think of our societies as places with a lot of social mobility, in which individuals can climb the ladder by working hard. But by tracking families with rare surnames across the centuries, Gregory Clark, an economist, has shown that social mobility is much rarer than we’d like to think.
    The descendants of 14th century Florentine aristocrats, 18th century Korean civil servants and 19th century Swedish notables, research Clark conducted or inspired has shown, are much more likely to work in prestigious professions or own a lot of money in the 21st century. Why could that be?
    In the latest episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Gregory Clark about the limits of social mobility; why some families succeed while others fail; and what implications that should have for social and economic policy.
    Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    How to Fight for Democracy

    How to Fight for Democracy

    For the past years, we have paid a lot of attention to the fight for democratic values in countries where they are newly under threat. But what can activists do to stand up for democracy in countries where they already have to fear imprisonment, or worse? In the latest episode of The Good Fight, we feature the voices of activists from Asia and Europe.
    First, Yascha Mounk talks to Andrei Sannikov about the ongoing protests against Alexander Lukashenko. Then, he talks to Nathan Law about the new security law imposed by mainland China, and the impact it is having on young democracy activists.
    What strategies can help activists advance their goals even when they face very steep odds?
    Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight.
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    Podcast production by John T. Williams and Rebecca Rashid
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    How (Not) to Change Minds

    How (Not) to Change Minds

    Zion Lights has long been an environmentalist activist. When Extinction Rebellion was founded two years ago, she became one of its informal leaders, organizing highly disruptive events and representing the organization in the media. But over time, she came to doubt both its strategy and its policy commitments. Did disrupting public transport really help to persuade the public of the urgency of fighting climate change? And shouldn’t environmentalists who deeply care about climate change embrace nuclear energy?
    In the latest episode of The Good Fight, Zion Lights and Yascha Mounk debate the best way to reduce carbon emissions; how activists can (and can’t) persuade the public; and what it is like to change your mind about an issue when your peers are outraged by the conclusion you have come to.
    Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight.
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    Email: goodfightpod@gmail.com
    Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk
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    Podcast production by John T. Williams and Rebecca Rashid
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    • 48 min
    Are Democracies Failing?

    Are Democracies Failing?

    According to Ian Bremmer, the President of the Eurasia Group, the global pandemic is revealing the extent to which democracies have been failing over the past years. To strengthen them, he proposes that they should re-establish faith in the system by regulating social media, shifting away from American exceptionalism, and embracing an innovative approach to capitalism.
    In this conversation, Ian Bremmer and Yascha Mounk debate how different political systems have dealt with COVID-19, how capitalism has fared amidst the pandemic, and what western democracies need to do to live up to their promises.
    Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight.
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    • 47 min

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