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The world is in turmoil. From India to Turkey and from Poland to the
United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. As a result,
Yascha Mounk shows, democracy itself may now be at risk.
Mounk shows in The People vs. Democracy, is that trust in
politics is dwindling. Citizens are falling out of love with their
political system. Democracy is wilting away. Drawing on vivid stories
and original research, Mounk identifies three key drivers of voters’
discontent: stagnating living standards, fears of multiethnic democracy,
and the rise of social media. To reverse the trend, politicians need to
enact radical reforms that benefit the many, not the few.