- Yascha Mounk: Political scientists have been wary of Donald Trump with good reason
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Yascha Mounk is a lecturer at Harvard University and a fellow at New America. He is the author of "Stranger in My Own Country: A Jewish Family in Modern Germany" and has written for CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs and The Nation. The views expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Just days ago, hundreds of the most prominent political scientists in the United States -- most of whom usually stay far removed from the partisan fray of electoral politics -- did something extraordinary: They penned a public letter to express their deep concern about Donald Trump. "A Trump Presidency," they wrote, "would pose a grave threat to American democracy and to other democratic governments around the world."