William A. Galston holds the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program, where he serves as a Senior Fellow. Prior to January 2006 he was the 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 former Secretary of Education William Bennett and former Senator Sam Nunn. A participant in six presidential campaigns, he served from 1993 to 1995 as Deputy Assistant to President Clinton for Domestic Policy.
Galston is the author of nine books and more than 100 articles in the fields of political theory, public policy, and American politics. His most recent books are Anti-Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy (Yale, 2018), Public Matters (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), and The Practice of Liberal Pluralism (Cambridge, 2004). A winner of the American Political Science Association’s Hubert H. Humphrey Award, Galston was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004.
Galston has appeared on all the principal television networks and is frequently interviewed on NPR. He writes a weekly column for the Wall Street Journal.
November 16th, 2019 | 58 mins 29 secs
On this week's episode of Beg to Differ, host Mona Charen is joined by regular panelists Bill Galston and Damon Linker, and by special guest Sarah Longwell, to discuss the first two impeachment inquiry hearings. Are there persuadables watching, if they even really exist? Plus, a discussion about the 2020 Democratic primaries, with new entrants Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg.
November 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
2020 elections, bill taylor, china, economy, hillary clinton, impeachment, nationals, public opinion, tulsi gabbard, ukraine, vindman, world series
On this week's episode of Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, she is joined by regular panelists Linda Chavez, Bill Galston, and Damon Linker to discuss the House impeachment inquiry vote, the World Series, the slowing economy and growing debt, and the 2020 elections.
October 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
2020, democratic primary, donald trump, foreign policy, house republicans, impeachment, iraq, joe biden, macedonia, matt gaetz, nato, senate republicans, syria, turkey
On this week's episode of Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, she is joined by regular panelists Linda Chavez, Bill Galston, and Damon Linker to discuss the latest on the impeachment inquiry, what House and Senate Republicans are doing to cover for President Trump, a wide-ranging discussion about interventionist U.S. foreign policy from Iraq to Syria, and why "endless truces" are a good thing. Plus, a look at the 2020 elections and the Democratic primary.
October 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
On this week's episode of Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, Eli Lake joins regular panelists Linda Chavez, Bill Galston, and Damon Linker to discuss Trump's abandonment of the Kurds, and the difference between small presence as force multiplier and "endless war", the growing problem of the U.S. being perceived as an unreliable ally, the latest on the impeachment inquiry, the 2020 elections, and Rudy Giuliani's curious Ukraine connection.
October 4th, 2019 | 50 mins 1 sec
censure, donald trump, house, impeachment inquiry, joe biden, nancy pelosi
On the very first episode of The Bulwark's Beg to Differ Podcast, host Mona Charen is joined by Linda Chavez, Bill Galston, and Damon Linker to discuss developments in the House impeachment inquiry.