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The writers behind this newsletter.

  • Yascha Mounk

    Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Persuasion more

  • Sam Kahn

    Sam Kahn writes the Substack Castalia.

  • Persuasion Staff
  • Andy Craig

    Dir. of Election Policy, Rainey Center and more

  • Michał Kranz

    Journalist | Words: @ForeignPolicy, @AJEnglish, @voxdotcom, @AlMonitor + more | Video: @RetroReport, @AJEnglish

  • Jacob Mchangama

    CEO of The Future of Free Speech, research professor at Vanderbilt University. Senior Fellow at FIRE. Author of "Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media", host of the podcast "Clear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech".

  • Cathy Young

    Russian-Jewish-American writer. Author, Ceasefire: Why Women & Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality (1999). Writer, The Bulwark. Newsday columnist, Reason contributing editor.

  • Amy S.F. Lutz

    Amy Lutz is a historian of medicine at Penn, vice-president of the National Council on Severe Autism, and author of Chasing the Intact Mind: How the Severely Autistic and Intellectually Disabled Were Excluded from the Debates that Affect Them Most.

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