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Can Diverse and Divided Democracies Survive?

Today, Marshall speaks with Yascha Mounk, author of THe Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure, joins The Realignment to discuss the unprecedented challenges facing diverse and democratic societies such as the United States and Europe. 0:00 – Introduction 2:00 – Yascha’s view on Elon Musk’s vision for Twitter 7:17 – Patriotism in Ukraine 11:12 – Patriotism vs. Nationalism 16:42 – Diversity in autocracies 22:03 – Diverse ideas in democracies 28:33 – What the increasing number of minorities means for both parties 31:38 – Ethnicity and politics 34:52 – Why do factional conflicts arise? 40:01 – Individualism in Western society 44:29 – The great experiment of today 49:17 – Nightmare scenario for a democracy 54:38 – Yascha’s book

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