The Good Fight Podcast

The Case for—a Little—Irrationality

Trump’s proud irrationalism is a danger to democracy. But dreams of a wholly rational order are the wrong response.

Listen to Irrational Democracy:

In this episode of the Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Justin E.H. Smith, professor of philosophy and director of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the Université Paris Diderot–Paris 7 (and one of our time’s most thoughtful and wide-ranging essayists), about the assault on rationality in our politics and how (not) to respond.

Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk

This podcast was made in collaboration with New America.

Podcast production by John T. Williams.