Google Glass is a brand of smart glasses—an optical head-mounted display designed in the shape of a pair of eyeglasses. It was developed by X with the mission of producing a ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displayed information in a hands-free format. Wearers communicated with the Internet via natural language voice commands. Google started selling a prototype of Google Glass to qualified "Glass Explorers" in the US on April 15, 2013, for a limited period for $1,500, before it became available to the public on May 15, 2014, it had an integral 5 megapixel still/720p video camera. The headset received a great deal of criticism and legislative action due to privacy and safety concerns. On January 15, 2015, Google announced that it would stop producing the Google Glass prototype, to be continued in 2017 tentatively. In July 2017, it was announced. Google Glass was developed by Google X, the facility within Google devoted to technological advancements such as driverless cars; the Google Glass prototype resembled standard eyeglasses with the lens replaced by a head-up display.
In mid-2011, Google engineered a prototype. In April 2013, the Explorer Edition was made available to Google I/O developers in the United States for $1,500; the product was publicly announced in April 2012. Sergey Brin wore a prototype of the Glass to an April 5, 2012, Foundation Fighting Blindness event in San Francisco. In May 2012, Google demonstrated for the first time. Google provided four prescription frame choices for $225 and free with the purchase of any new Glass unit. Google entered in a partnership with the Italian eyewear company Luxottica, owners of the Ray-Ban and other brands, to offer additional frame designs. In June 2014, Nepal government adopted Google Glass for tackling poachers of wild animals and herbs of Chitwan International Park and other parks listed under World heritage sites. In January 2015, Google ended the beta period of Glass. In early 2013, interested potential Glass users were invited to use a Twitter message, with hashtag #IfIHadGlass, to qualify as an early user of the product.
The qualifiers, dubbed "Glass Explorers" and numbering 8,000 individuals, were notified in March 2013, were invited to pay $1,500 and visit a Google office in Los Angeles, New York or San Francisco, to pick up their unit following "fitting" and training from Google Glass guides. On May 13, 2014, Google announced a move via its Google Plus page. In February 2015, The New York Times reported that Google Glass was being redesigned by former Apple executive Tony Fadell, that it would not be released until he deemed it to be "perfect". In July 2017 it was announced that the second iteration, the Google Glass Enterprise Edition, would be released in the US for companies such as Boeing. Google Glass Enterprise Edition has been used by Dr. Ned Sahin to help children with autism learn social skills. Touchpad: A touchpad is located on the side of Google Glass, allowing users to control the device by swiping through a timeline-like interface displayed on the screen. Sliding backward shows current events, such as weather, sliding forward shows past events, such as phone calls, circle updates, etc.
Camera: Google Glass has the ability to take 5 Mp photos and record 720p HD video. Display: The Explorer version of Google Glass uses a liquid crystal on silicon, field-sequential color system, LED illuminated display; the display's LED illumination is first P-polarized and shines through the in-coupling polarizing beam splitter to the LCoS panel. The panel alters it to S-polarization at active pixel sensor sites; the in-coupling PBS reflects the S-polarized areas of light at 45° through the out-coupling beam splitter to a collimating reflector at the other end. The out-coupling beam splitter reflects the collimated light another 45° and into the wearer's eye. Google Glass applications are free applications built by third-party developers. Glass uses many existing Google applications, such as Google Now, Google Maps, Google+, Gmail. Many developers and companies have built applications for Glass, including news apps, facial recognition, photo manipulation and sharing to social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Third-party applications announced at South by Southwest include Evernote, The New York Times, Path. On March 23, 2013, Google released the Mirror API, allowing developers to start making apps for Glass. In the terms of service, it was stated that developers may not put ads in their charge fees. On May 16, 2013, Google announced the release of seven new programs, including reminders from Evernote, fashion news from Elle, news alerts from CNN. Following Google's XE7 Glass Explorer Edition update in early July 2013, evidence of a "Glass Boutique", a store that will allow synchronization to Glass of Glassware and APKs, was noted. Version XE8 made a debut for Google Glass on August 12, 2013, it brings an integrated video player with playback controls, the ability to post an update to Path, lets users save notes to Evernote. Several other minute improvements include volume controls, improved voice recognition, several new Google Now cards. On November 19, 2013, Google unveiled its Glass Development Kit, showcasing a translation tool Word Lens, a cooking program AllTheCooks
Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Established in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, it is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. Although founded as a school to educate Native Americans in Christian theology and the English way of life, Dartmouth trained Congregationalist ministers throughout its early history; the university secularized, by the turn of the 20th century it had risen from relative obscurity into national prominence as one of the top centers of higher education. Following a liberal arts curriculum, the university provides undergraduate instruction in 40 academic departments and interdisciplinary programs including 57 majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, enables students to design specialized concentrations or engage in dual degree programs. Dartmouth comprises five constituent schools: the original undergraduate college, the Geisel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.
The university has affiliations with the Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center, the Rockefeller Institute for Public Policy, the Hopkins Center for the Arts. With a student enrollment of about 6,400, Dartmouth is the smallest university in the Ivy League. Undergraduate admissions is competitive, with an acceptance rate of 7.9% for the Class of 2023. Situated on a terrace above the Connecticut River, Dartmouth's 269-acre main campus is in the rural Upper Valley region of New England; the university functions on a quarter system, operating year-round on four ten-week academic terms. Dartmouth is known for its undergraduate focus, strong Greek culture, wide array of enduring campus traditions, its 34 varsity sports teams compete intercollegiately in the Ivy League conference of the NCAA Division I. Dartmouth is included among the highest-ranked universities in the United States by several institutional rankings, has been cited as a leading university for undergraduate teaching and research by U. S. News & World Report.
In 2018, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education listed Dartmouth as the only "majority-undergraduate," "arts-and-sciences focused," "doctoral university" in the country that has "some graduate coexistence" and "very high research activity." In a New York Times corporate study, Dartmouth graduates ranked 41st in terms of the most sought-after and valued in the world. The university has produced many prominent alumni, including 170 members of the U. S. Senate and the U. S. House of Representatives, 24 U. S. governors, 10 billionaire alumni, 10 U. S. Cabinet secretaries, 3 Nobel Prize laureates, 2 U. S. Supreme Court justices, a U. S. vice president. Other notable alumni include 79 Rhodes Scholars, 26 Marshall Scholarship recipients, 13 Pulitzer Prize winners, numerous MacArthur Genius fellows, Fulbright Scholars, CEOs and founders of Fortune 500 corporations, high-ranking U. S. diplomats, scholars in academia and media figures, professional athletes, Olympic medalists. Dartmouth was founded by Eleazar Wheelock, a Congregational minister from Columbia, who had sought to establish a school to train Native Americans as Christian missionaries.
Wheelock's ostensible inspiration for such an establishment resulted from his relationship with Mohegan Indian Samson Occom. Occom became an ordained minister after studying under Wheelock from 1743 to 1747, moved to Long Island to preach to the Montauks. Wheelock founded Moor's Indian Charity School in 1755; the Charity School proved somewhat successful, but additional funding was necessary to continue school's operations, Wheelock sought the help of friends to raise money. The first major donation to the school was given by Dr. John Phillips in 1762, who would go on to found Phillips Exeter Academy. Occom, accompanied by the Reverend Nathaniel Whitaker, traveled to England in 1766 to raise money from churches. With these funds, they established a trust to help Wheelock; the head of the trust was a Methodist named William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth. Although the fund provided Wheelock ample financial support for the Charity School, Wheelock had trouble recruiting Indians to the institution because its location was far from tribal territories.
In seeking to expand the school into a college, Wheelock relocated it to Hanover, in the Province of New Hampshire. The move from Connecticut followed a lengthy and sometimes frustrating effort to find resources and secure a charter; the Royal Governor of New Hampshire, John Wentworth, provided the land upon which Dartmouth would be built and on December 13, 1769, issued a royal charter in the name of King George III establishing the College. That charter created a college "for the education and instruction of Youth of the Indian Tribes in this Land in reading, writing & all parts of Learning which shall appear necessary and expedient for civilizing & christianizing Children of Pagans as well as in all liberal Arts and Sciences and of English Youth and any others." The reference to educating Native American youth was included to connect Dartmouth to the Charity School and enable use of the Charity School's unspent trust funds. Named for William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth—an important supporter of Eleazar Wheelock's earlier efforts but who, in fact, opposed creation of the College and never donated to it—Dartmouth is the nation's ninth oldest college and the last institution of higher learning established under Colonial rule.
The College granted its first degrees in 1771. Given the limited success of the Charity School, Wheelock intended his ne
Hanover, New Hampshire
Hanover is a town along the Connecticut River in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 11,260 at the 2010 census. CNN and Money magazine rated Hanover the sixth best place to live in America in 2011, the second best in 2007. "This just might be the best college town," read the headline of a story in the January–February 2017 issue of Yankee. Dartmouth College and the US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory are located in Hanover; the Appalachian Trail crosses the town. The main village of the town, where 8,636 people resided at the 2010 census, is defined as the Hanover census-designated place, is located at the junctions of New Hampshire routes 10, 10A, 120; the town contains the villages of Etna and Hanover Center. Hanover was chartered by Governor Benning Wentworth on July 4, 1761, in 1765–1766 its first European inhabitants arrived, the majority from Connecticut. Although the surface is uneven, the town developed into an agricultural community.
Dartmouth College was established in 1769 beside the Common at a village called "the Plain"—an extensive and level tract of land a mile from the Connecticut River, about 150 feet above it. At one point in its history, the southwest corner of Hanover was known as "Dresden", which in the 1780s joined other disgruntled New Hampshire towns along the Connecticut River that defected to what was the independent Vermont Republic. For a time, Dresden was capital of the republic. After various political posturings, the towns returned to New Hampshire at the heated insistence of George Washington. One remnant of this era is that the name "Dresden" is still used in the Dresden School District, an interstate school district serving both Hanover and Norwich, Vermont—the first and one of the few interstate school districts in the nation; the film Winter Carnival was shot in Hanover. "Hannover" was named either after a local parish in Sprague, Connecticut, or after the German House of Hanover in honor of the reigning British-Hanoverian king, George III.
Hanover is a city in Lower Saxony, North Germany. While it is that the name "Dresden" derived from Dresden in Germany, it has been suggested that it could derive directly from the old Sorbian word drezg or Drezd'ane, for an inhabitant of a forest. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.3 square miles, of which 49.0 square miles is land and 1.3 square miles is water, comprising 2.52% of the town. The primary settlement in Hanover, where over 75% of the town's population resides, is defined as the Hanover census-designated place and contains the areas around Dartmouth College and the intersections of New Hampshire Routes 10, 10A, 120; the CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles, of which 4.6 square miles is land and 0.4 square miles is water. Hanover borders the towns of Lyme and Enfield, New Hampshire. Inside the limits of Hanover are the small rural villages of Etna and Hanover Center; the highest point in Hanover is the north peak of Moose Mountain, at 2,313 feet above sea level.
Hanover lies within the Connecticut River watershed. There are a number of trails and nature preserves in Hanover, the majority of these trails are suitable for snowshoes and cross-country skis; the Velvet Rocks Trail, located on the Appalachian Trail, has a number of rock climbing and bouldering spots. Hanover experiences a warm summer continental climate, with long, snowy winters, warm, humid summers. Temperatures average 19.0 °F in January to 70.9 °F in July, the annual mean is 46.0 °F. Extremes range from −40 °F, recorded on February 16, 1943, to 103 °F, recorded on August 2, 1975; as of the census of 2010, there were 11,260 people, 3,119 households, 1,797 families residing in the town. The population density was 220 people per square mile. There were 3,278 housing units at an average density of 65.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 81.0% White, 3.4% Black, 0.8% Native American, 10.8% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.
There were 3,119 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 42.4% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.95. In the town, the population was spread out with 27.8% at or under the age of 19, 25.5% from 20 to 24, 14.4% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For the period 2010-14, the estimated median income for a household in the town was $94,063, the median income for a family was $129,000. Male full-time workers had a median income of $87,550 versus $53,141 for females; the per capita income for the town was $34,140. About 2.0% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.
In the New Hampshire Senate, Hanover is included in the 5th District and is represented by Democrat Martha S. Hennessey. On the New Hampshire Executive Council, Hanover is in the 1st District and is represented by Democrat Michael J. Cryans. In the United States House of Representatives, Hanov
Zenith Data Systems
Zenith Data Systems was a division of Zenith Electronics founded in 1979 after Zenith acquired Heathkit, which had, in 1977, entered the personal computer market. Headquartered in Benton Harbor, Zenith sold personal computers under both the Heath/Zenith and Zenith Data Systems names. Zenith was an early partner with Microsoft, licensing all Microsoft languages for the Heath/Zenith 8-bit computers. Conversely, Microsoft programmers of the early 1980s did much of their work using Zenith Z-19 and Z-29 CRT display terminals hooked to central mainframe computers; the first Heathkit H8 computer, sold in kit form, was built on an Intel 8080 processor. It ran K7 audio-tape software, punched tape software and HDOS software on 5¼" hard-sectored floppy disks; the CP/M operating system was adapted to all Heath/Zenith computers, in 1979. Next, the early Heath/Zenith computers were based on the Z80 processors and ran either HDOS or CP/M operating systems. ZDS's first computers were preassembled versions of Heathkit computers.
As subsidiary of a television company, ZDS could obtain monitors at cost. It continued selling computers in kit form—the equivalent of the ZDS Z-150 IBM PC compatible was the Heathkit H-150, for example—and opened more Heathkit Electronic Centers while selling through Zenith dealers and seeking corporate customers; the company continued Heath's practice of publishing unusually clear product documentation, distributing schematics, selling the source code to HDOS and other software in printed form. ZDS introduced the Z-100, its first computer not based on a kit design and second 16-bit product after the H11 minicomputer, in early 1982. Targeted for professionals, it had an S-100 bus, high performance color graphics, an 8-bit Z80 and an 8088 processor, it could either boot the CP/M operating system, or Z-DOS, a modified OEM version of MS-DOS that wasn't "PC compatible.". Machines were PC compatible. ZDS avoided the retail market and focused on large customers, such as companies and government agencies.
The company stated in 1982 "We have no expectations of being first or second in the desktop market", but in fiscal 1984 sold 16% of the 37,000 computers the United States government purchased, second to IBM's 27%, by 1985 was overall the second-largest PC-compatible company after Compaq. ZDS's CEO that year attributed its success to recognizing, unlike other computer companies, that the PC compatible was a commodity with falling prices like televisions: "Basically, we move boxes". ZDS's 1985 revenue grew to $352 million, in March 1986 The New York Times called the division's success one of Zenith's "proudest accomplishments" amid the company's losses in the television market against Japanese competition. First in large volume laptop computers. Heath / Zenith pioneered the laptop computer market in 1985, with "lunchbox" portable computer Z-171, the first MS-DOS based small portable computer fit with two 5"1/4 floppy disks and blue LCD screen, built for Heath / Zenith by Vadem Corp. under an OEM agreement, first purchased in large numbers by the U.
S. Internal Revenue Service for use by their field audit agents that worked at company sites auditing businesses. Next, in 1987, followed the Intel 8088-based Zenith 181 and Zenith 183, the latter being one of the first laptops to be equipped with a hard disk; the U. S. Air Force followed with an initial purchase of 46,000 laptops from Zenith. ZDS believed that government was a more important customer than the Fortune 500. In October 1983, the United States Navy and Air Force awarded a $27 million computer contract to ZDS. In 1984 ZDS won a $100 million contract with the United States military for Tempest-shielded computers. In 1986 it won two other large contracts, one for portable computers for the Internal Revenue Service, a $242 million contact—the largest in history—for 90,000 computers to the United States Department of Defense. In 1986, Doug Hall, from Company D-1, was interviewed by telephone about his experience at U. S. M. A. of being the first service academy class to receive a mandatory desk top computer.
In October 1989, Zenith sold ZDS to the French company Groupe Bull for $635 million. Two key reasons for the ZDS/Groupe Bull merger with Packard Bell were the cost of repairs and cost of software upgrades for a large US government contract. ZDS lost a lot of money as a result of the US Air Force contract Desktop IV. In order to meet the price point for the contract, ZDS made cheap computers with motherboards which were defective out of the box and required on-site service by a third party which billed ZDS, to resolve the issue; the Air Force insisted on making ZDS pay for the upgrade to Windows 95 on 200,000 of the machines since ZDS had agreed to provide software upgrades for the computers for free. Groupe Bull continued to sell personal computers under the Zenith Data Systems name until 1996 when ZDS merged with Packard Bell and NEC, creating the company Packard Bell NEC Inc; the follow-on SupersPORT was larger and heavier, but provided much-improved performance through the use of the Intel 80286 processor.
It was selected by the US Army and Navy in one of the first major government purchases of laptop computers. Another version used an Intel 80386 processor; the MinisPORT was the only laptop to use the 2-inch floppy disk, developed for use in still video cameras. One unique feature of most Zenith PC-compatibles was the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Ins, which would interrupt the running program and break into a machine-langua
Fareed Rafiq Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist, political scientist, author. He writes a weekly column for The Washington Post, he has been a columnist for Newsweek, editor of Newsweek International, an editor at large of Time. Zakaria was born in India, to a Konkani Muslim family, his father, Rafiq Zakaria, was a politician associated with the Indian National Congress and an Islamic theologian. His mother, Fatima Zakaria, was his father's second wife, she was for a time the editor of the Sunday Times of India. Zakaria attended John Connon School in Mumbai, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1986, where he was president of the Yale Political Union, editor in chief of the Yale Political Monthly, a member of the Scroll and Key society, a member of the Party of the Right. He gained a Ph. D. in government from Harvard University in 1993, where he studied under Samuel P. Huntington and Stanley Hoffmann, as well as international relations theorist Robert Keohane. After directing a research project on American foreign policy at Harvard, Zakaria became the managing editor of Foreign Affairs in 1992, at the age of 28.
Under his guidance, the magazine was moved from a quarterly to a bimonthly schedule. He served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University, where he taught a seminar on international relations. In October 2000, he was named editor of Newsweek International, became a weekly columnist for Newsweek. In August 2010 he moved to Time to serve as editor columnist, he writes a weekly column for The Washington Post and is a contributing editor for the Atlantic Media group, which includes The Atlantic Monthly. He has published on a variety of subjects for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New Republic. For a brief period, he was a wine columnist for the web magazine Slate. Zakaria is the author of From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America's World Role, The Future of Freedom, The Post-American World, In Defense of a Liberal Education, he co-edited The American Encounter: The United States and the Making of the Modern World with James F. Hoge Jr, his last three books have both been New York Times bestsellers and The Future of Freedom and The Post American World have both been translated into more than 25 languages.
In 2011 an updated and expanded edition of The Post-American World was published. Zakaria was a news analyst with ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos where he was a member of the Sunday morning roundtable, he hosted the weekly TV news show, Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria on PBS. His weekly show, Fareed Zakaria GPS, premiered on CNN in June 2008, it airs twice weekly in the United States and four times weekly on CNN International, reaching over 200 million homes. It celebrated its 10th anniversary on June 5, 2018, as announced on the weekly foreign affairs show on CNN. In 2013 he became one of the producers for the HBO series Vice. Zakaria, a member of the Berggruen Institute, additionally features as an interlocutor for the annual Berggruen Prize. Zakaria self-identifies as a "centrist", though he has been described variously as a political liberal, a conservative, a moderate, or a radical centrist. George Stephanopoulos said of him in 2003, "He's so well versed in politics, he can't be pigeonholed.
I can't be sure whenever I turn to him where he's going to be coming from or what he's going to say." Zakaria wrote in February 2008 that "Conservatism grew powerful in the 1970s and 1980s because it proposed solutions appropriate to the problems of the age", adding that "a new world requires new thinking". He supported Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic primary campaign and for president. In January 2009 Forbes referred to Zakaria as one of the 25 most influential liberals in the American media. Zakaria has stated that he tries not to be devoted to any type of ideology, saying "I feel that's part of my job..., not to pick sides but to explain what I think is happening on the ground. I can't say,'This is my team and I'm going to root for them no matter what they do.'" As a student at Yale University in the mid 1980s, Zakaria opposed anti-apartheid divestment and argued that Yale should not divest from its holdings in South Africa. Zakaria "may have more intellectual range and insights than any other public thinker in the West," wrote David Shribman in The Boston Globe.
In 2003, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told New York Magazine that Zakaria “has a first-class mind and likes to say things that run against conventional wisdom.” However, in 2011, the editors of The New Republic included him in a list of "over-rated thinkers" and commented, "There's something suspicious about a thinker always so in tune with the moment."Zakaria's books include The Future of Freedom and The Post-American World. The Future of Freedom argues that what is defined as democracy in the Western world is "liberal democracy", a combination of constitutional liberalism and participatory politics. Zakaria points out that protection of liberty and the rule of law preceded popular elections by centuries in Western Europe, that when countries only adopt elections without the protection of liberty, they create "illiberal democracy"; the Post-American World, published in 2008 before the financial crisis, argued that the most important trend of modern times is the "rise of the rest," the economic emergence of China, India and other countries.
From 2006, Zakaria has criticized what he views as "fear-based" American policies employed not only in comba
Ben Yagoda is an American writer and educator. He is English at the University of Delaware. Born in New York City to Louis Yagoda and the former Harriet Lewis, he grew up in New Rochelle, New York, he graduated in 1976 with a bachelor of arts. He earned an M. A. in American civilization at the University of Pennsylvania, in 1991. He became a freelance journalist for publications such as The New Leader, The New York Times and Rolling Stone, he has published a number of books including About Town: the World it Made. Besides his work as a journalism and English professor at the University of Delaware, Yagoda writes for a New York Times blog about the English language. Yagoda resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, they have two daughters. Will Rogers: A Biography The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism, co-edited with Kevin Kerrane About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made The Sound on the Page: Style and Voice in Writing When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It: The Parts of Speech, for Better and/or Worse Memoir: A History How to Not Write Bad: The Most Common Writing Problems and How to Avoid Them The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song Official website Appearances on C-SPAN Ben Yagoda on Charlie Rose Ben Yagoda on IMDb Works by or about Ben Yagoda in libraries "My Life as a Hack.
It was glorious. Now it's over." At Slate, August 26, 2005, announcing retirement from freelance journalism
Yascha Mounk is a German-American political scientist specializing in political theory and democracy. He is associate professor of the practice of international Affairs at Johns Hopkins University, a lecturer on government at Harvard University and a senior fellow in the Political Reform Program at New America, he was the executive director of the Renewing the Centre team at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. As a freelance journalist he has written for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Slate, he runs. Mounk became an American citizen in 2017. Mounk was born in Munich, his mother is Jewish, had been granted permission to leave Poland in 1969. He has said he felt like a stranger in Germany, though German is his native language, he never felt accepted as a “true German“ by his peers. Mounk received a BA degree in History from Trinity College, he received a PhD from Harvard University in the United States. He remained in the States, as a lecturer on Government, was named a Senior Fellow in the Political Reform Program at New America.
Mounk joined the Social Democratic Party of Germany as a teenager. In 2015 he resigned from the party, doing so by publishing an open letter to then-chairman Sigmar Gabriel, he cited the lack of helpfulness of German institutions to refugees, the passive attitude of SPD leaders and other parts of the party during the Crimea crisis in 2014, the SPD's policy on Greece, which he called a "betrayal of the social democratic dream of a united Europe". In a February 2018 interview, published in Süddeutsche Zeitung, Mounk stated that he had changed his position on nationalism, he considered it a relic of the past that must be overcome, but he now advocates an "inclusive nationalism" to head off the threat of aggressive nationalism. On the German television newscast Tagesthemen, he stated that Germany is on a "historically unique experiment, namely to transform a mono-ethnic and monocultural democracy into a multi-ethnic one." In the Israeli news organization Haaretz, Mounk advised the "liberal camp" to adopt this inclusive nationalism, to foster a multi-ethnic and democratic society.
"The key... is the adoption of the populist demand that people and nations should again feel they have control of their lives or their destiny." Stranger in My Own Country. A Jewish Family in Modern Germany. Farrar and Giroux, New York 2014, ISBN 0-374-53553-1 The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It. Harvard University Press, 2018, ISBN 978-0674976825 The Age of Responsibility – Luck and the Welfare State "How I Became An American", The New York Times "Yes, American Democracy Could Break Down", Politico "How Political Science Gets Politics Wrong", The Chronicle of Higher Education "Echt Deutsch", Harper’s "The Week Democracy Died", Slate "What We Do Now", Slate "German and Neither", The New York Times "Pitchfork Politics", Foreign Affairs "Responsibility Redefined", Democracy: A Journal of Ideas "Signs of Deconsolidation", Journal of Democracy Sueddeutsche.de, 15 February 2018, von Sebastian Gierke: "Die liberale Demokratie zerfällt gerade" Deutschlandfunkkultur.de, 17 February 2018: Der Prophet des Untergangs der Demokratie Deutschlandfunk.de, 25 March 2018: Demokratie in Gefahr?
"How Stable Are Democracies?", The New York Times "Containing Trump", The Atlantic "Can Yascha Mounk Save Liberal Democracy?", The Chronicle of Higher Education yaschamounk.com: personal website Department of Government, Harvard University, scholar.harvard.edu: academic website Slate: article collection Mounk's Twitter page "The Good Fight" website