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Yascha Mounk

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Yascha Mounk is a lecturer on government at Harvard University, a columnist at Slate and host of its Good Fight podcast.

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After a campaign of creative name-calling, Emmanuel Macron was elected President of France yesterday with 65% of the vote to Marine Le Pen's 35%.

The candidate of 'savage globalism' beats the 'high priestess of fear'

After a campaign of creative name-calling, Emmanuel Macron was elected President of France yesterday with 65% of the vote to Marine Le Pen's 35%.

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In the aftermath of the Cold War, the consensus of Western politics was that more countries would evolve into liberal democracies and stay that way.

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In the aftermath of the Cold War, the consensus of Western politics was that more countries would evolve into liberal democracies and stay that way.

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