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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.If you have not yet signed up for our podcast, please do so now by following this link on your phone.Email: goodfightpod@gmail.comTwitter: @Yascha_MounkWebsite: http://www.persuasion.community

The Good Fight Yascha Mounk

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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.If you have not yet signed up for our podcast, please do so now by following this link on your phone.Email: goodfightpod@gmail.comTwitter: @Yascha_MounkWebsite: http://www.persuasion.community

    Elizabeth Anderson on Equality

    Elizabeth Anderson on Equality

    Yascha Mounk and Elizabeth Anderson discuss why intersectionality and talk about privilege don’t help to build a more equal society.

    Elizabeth Anderson, one of the most interesting contemporary political philosophers, is the John Dewey Distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan. Her latest book is Hijacked: How Neoliberalism Turned the Work Ethic against Workers and How Workers Can Take It Back.

    In this week’s conversation, Yascha Mounk and Elizabeth Anderson discuss the impact of unionization and structures of co-determination in achieving greater workplace equality; the need for a nuanced understanding of how belonging to different social categories can affect one’s life prospects; and how structures of domination harm everyone—including those at the top.

    This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Francis Fukuyama on Global Chaos (and Why You Don't Need to Despair About It)

    Francis Fukuyama on Global Chaos (and Why You Don't Need to Despair About It)

    Yascha Mounk and Francis Fukuyama discuss the state of democracy around the world.

    Francis Fukuyama is a political scientist, author, and the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Fukuyama’s notable works include The End of History and the Last Man and The Origins of Political Order. His latest book is Liberalism and Its Discontents.

    In this week’s conversation, Yascha Mounk and Francis Fukuyama discuss the triumph of the French far-right in the country’s first round of legislative elections; President Biden’s disastrous debate performance and what it may portend for the 2024 election; and the state of democracy from India to Ukraine.

    This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

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    • 54 min
    Yuval Levin on the Coming Realignment

    Yuval Levin on the Coming Realignment

    Yascha Mounk and Yuval Levin discuss why neither Democrats nor Republicans have built a durable post-Cold War coalition—and how American politics could be transformed in 2028.

    Yuval Levin is an academic and the director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Levin is the author of A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream and, most recently, American Covenant: How the Constitution Unified Our Nation—and Could Again.

    In this week’s conversation, Yascha Mounk and Yuval Levin discuss the different strands of post-Cold War American conservatism from the George W. Bush administration to the Tea Party and the “Reformicon” movements; why both Democrats and Republicans have failed to “make new friends while keeping the old”; and what conservative post-liberals miss about the value of American institutions.

    This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Simon Fanshawe on Merit and Diversity

    Simon Fanshawe on Merit and Diversity

    Yascha Mounk and Simon Fanshawe also discuss how gay and lesbian rights were won—and what that should teach today’s activists.

    Simon Fanshawe is an activist, writer, and consultant who is a co-founder of Stonewall UK and the rector of the University of Edinburgh. His book is The Power of Difference: Where the Complexities of Diversity and Inclusion Meet Practical Solutions.

    In this week’s conversation, Yascha Mounk and Simon Fanshawe discuss whether there is a tension between hiring for merit and hiring for the value of having different kinds of life experiences present in organizations; how the gay rights movement framed the debate around legal equality and toleration rather than asking the public to affirm gay and lesbian identities; and why building alliances and finding common ground are essential for achieving social change and creating a more inclusive society.

    This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Olivier Roy on France

    Olivier Roy on France

    Yascha Mounk and Olivier Roy discuss the rise of the French right.

    Olivier Roy is a French political scientist and professor at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. His latest book is The Crisis of Culture: Identity Politics and the Empire of Norms.

    In this week’s conversation, Yascha Mounk and Olivier Roy discuss how the new European far-right differs from the old; the French concept of laïcité, or secularism, and whether it goes too far in curtailing public religious practices; and whether a new appeal to universal values and compromise is possible in societies fragmented by identity politics.

    This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

    Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Brad Wilcox on Why You Should Get Married

    Brad Wilcox on Why You Should Get Married

    Yascha Mounk and Brad Wilcox discuss how marriage contributes to better outcomes for both children and adults.

    Brad Wilcox is Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Wilcox is the author of Get Married.

    In this week’s conversation, Yascha Mounk and Brad Wilcox discuss whether more people getting married really would improve their lives; why we might need a political and cultural environment more conducive to marriage; and what explains the “happiness gap” between liberals and conservatives in the US.

    This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

    Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight.
    If you have not yet signed up for our podcast, please do so now by following this link on your phone.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
805 Ratings

805 Ratings

Jonny Leggs ,

Great interview skills / deep topics

Yascha is the kind of interviewer that more popular podcast hosts should aspire to be. He gently but clearly challenges assumptions and theories to tease apart causation and correlation, all while keeping the guest from feeling threatened. For the listener, we get to drill down deeper into the essence of a subject thanks to this approach. Thanks and keep em coming!

jdbench ,

Maddening, but richly rewarding

Yascha's style is contentious in an overtly academic way. He reminds of professors during invited speaker talks when I was in my PhD program in Philosophy. He talks way too much. This podcast however manages to reach such an exceedingly high level of intellectual tone and character that I have to give it the top rating possible. I just think Yascha conducts himself during these conversations as though his audience didn't exist, which I find utterly maddening. He gets so singularly focused on trying to articulate as many objections to the interlocutor's thesis or theses, that he takes up way too much of the conversational space and it winds up feeling far less like an actual interview and much more like I am witnessing someone's doctoral dissertation defense.

c.l.who ,

Amazing episode with Daryl Davis!

Soooo inspiring

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