Yascha Mounk discusses the state of democracy and his new book

In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, insurrections loyal to President Donald Trump riot outside the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

According to a new poll conducted by NPR/Ipsos, 64% of Americans believe U.S. democracy is “in crisis.” The poll that was conducted one year after the January 6 insurrection revealed that many Americans feel that democracy is at “risk of failing.” 

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” political scientist and author Yascha Mounk told program host Rose Scott that the state of democracy is unstable in several countries throughout the world, but some countries historically have not had issues with democracy.

He also talked about his new book “The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure” and his upcoming appearance at the Atlanta History Center on May 10.