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William A. Galston

William A. Galston

Politics and Ideas Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

William A. Galston writes the weekly Politics & Ideas column in the Wall Street Journal. He holds the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program, where he serves as a senior fellow. A former policy advisor to President Clinton and presidential candidates, Galston is an expert on domestic policy, political campaigns, and elections. His current research focuses on designing a new social contract and the implications of political polarization.

He is also College Park Professor at the University of Maryland. Prior to January 2006, he was Saul Stern Professor and Acting Dean at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, founding director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), and executive director of the National Commission on Civic Renewal, co-chaired by William Bennett and Sam Nunn. A participant in six presidential campaigns, he served from 1993 to 1995 as Deputy Assistant to President Clinton for Domestic Policy.

香蕉视频苹果下载Mr. Galston is the author of eight books and more than 100 articles in the fields of political theory, public policy, and American politics. His most recent books are Liberal Pluralism (Cambridge, 2002), The Practice of Liberal Pluralism (Cambridge, 2004), and Public Matters (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005). A winner of the American Political Science Association’s Hubert H. Humphrey Award, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004.

Galston has appeared on many television networks and is a frequent commentator on NPR.

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Politics & Ideas

For the Senate, a Trial Is an Ordeal

香蕉视频苹果下载December 11, 2019 12:04 am ET

Timely lessons from the last presidential impeachment, more than two decades ago.

Politics & Ideas

Anti-Semitism Soars in Eastern Europe

November 26, 2019 11:49 pm ET

The old canard of ‘dual loyalty’ also has currency in Western European countries like Spain and Belgium.

Politics & Ideas

Watch Out for Elizabeth Warren

October 8, 2019 11:05 pm ET

Her plans are more radical than anything Obama proposed. Are Americans ready?

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