William A. Galston

William A. Galston

Politics and Ideas Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

香蕉视频苹果下载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.

Latest Articles


Trump Remade His Party and the World

November 13, 2020 07:04 pm ET

He transformed both the Republican coalition and the way other countries see America. His legacy will be with us for generations.

Politics & Ideas

Without a Platform, Trump Falls

香蕉视频苹果下载October 27, 2020 05:44 pm ET

The GOP program is the same as in 2016, even though Covid-19 changed the world.

Politics & Ideas

Trump’s ‘Cross of Gold’ Moment

香蕉视频苹果下载October 13, 2020 04:57 pm ET

The president may drive voters into the other party, much like Bryan in the 1890s.

Politics & Ideas

Make America Trust Elections Again

香蕉视频苹果下载September 29, 2020 04:34 pm ET

Voting by mail isn’t a ‘scam’ as Trump claims. States should push back forcefully.


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