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Yascha Mounk, Sam Kahn, Richard V Reeves, Persuasion Staff, Francisco Toro, Angel Eduardo, Emily Chamlee-Wright

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The writers behind this newsletter.

  • Yascha Mounk

    Founder and Editor-in-Chief

  • Sam Kahn

    Sam Kahn writes the Substack Castalia.

  • Richard V Reeves

    Writer, wonk, Dad. Brookings Senior Fellow. Tweeting from @richardvreeves. Books include Of Boys and Men (2022), Dream Hoarders (2017), and John Stuart Mill (2007). Podcasting from Dialogues with Richard Reeves. More at

  • Persuasion Staff
  • Francisco Toro

    Francisco Toro is Content Director for the Group of Fifty and Contributing Editor at Persuasion. He's the founder of and, and writes for Le Devoir, The Washington Post, and others.

  • Angel Eduardo

    Angel is a writer, musician, photographer, and designer. View more of his work on his website,

  • Emily Chamlee-Wright

    Emily Chamlee-Wright is the president of the Institute for Humane Studies. IHS supports and connects scholars who explore and apply ideas within the classical liberal tradition.

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