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Yascha Mounk On The Week Democracy Died

Harvard University lecturer Yascha Mounk sees the week of July 11th, 2016 as the beginning of the end of liberal democracy as we know it. 

The first steps of Brexit were set in motion, France was placed under a state of emergency following a terrorist attack in Nice, and Turkey reeled from a failed coup

Mounk believes all of these events are linked, and suggests that the fleeting nature of democracy can be best studied in that one mid-July week. 

He discusses his theories, featured in an article titled “The Week Democracy Died” on the cover of this month’s Slate.

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