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Yascha Mounk discusses ‘The Identity Trap’ and the future of democracy

German political analyst and author Yascha Mounk attends a public debate for RepIdee Festival at Podesta' Hall on June 8, 2018 in Bologna, Italy.
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German political analyst and author Yascha Mounk attends a public debate for RepIdee Festival on June 8, 2018, in Bologna, Italy.

In Yascha Mounk’s new book, he “traces the origin of a set of ideas about identity and social justice that is rapidly transforming America — and explains why it will fail to accomplish its noble goals.”

This hour, Mounk joins us to talk about the future of democracy and The Identity Trap: A Story of Ideas and Power in Our Time.

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  • Yascha Mounk: Professor of the practice of international affairs at Johns Hopkins University; founder of Persuasion; host of The Good Fight; and the author, most recently, of The Identity Trap: A Story of Ideas and Power in Our Time

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Lily is the senior producer for The Colin McEnroe Show. She first worked at Connecticut Public as an intern in 2014. She has previously worked for WBUR, KUNC and as a producer for the New England News Collaborative's weekly show Next. Lily can be reached at ltyson@ctpublic.org.