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Yascha Mounk: Threats to our Freedoms Threaten Democracy

Yascha Mounk discusses how threats to fundamental freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment can represent a threat to democracy in the United States and around the world. 

Mounk is a writer, academic and public speaker known for his work on the rise of populism and the crisis of liberal democracy. He is a lecturer on government at Harvard University, a senior fellow in the Political Reform Program at New America, and executive director at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. 

The conversation continues at the National Conference on the First Amendment: Bedrock of American Freedoms being held on Oct. 21-22, 2018, at Duquesne University.

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