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.
July 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
2020, bounty, donald trump, joe biden, pdb, russia
On this week's Beg to Differ, Eliot Cohen joins David Priess and the usual crew to discuss the President's Daily Briefing, Russian bounties, and the 2020 elections.
June 26th, 2020 | 57 mins 51 secs
and toppling statues., domestic unrest, on this week’s beg to differ, strategist mike murphy joins to discuss some amazing poll numbers
On this week’s Beg to Differ, strategist Mike Murphy joins to discuss some amazing poll numbers, domestic unrest, and toppling statues.
June 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
daca, john bolton, lbgt, scotus, supreme court, textualism, voice of america
On this week's edition of Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, Adam J. White joins the usual crew to discuss the John Bolton revelations, the Supreme Court and Textualism, and gutting of Voice of America.
June 12th, 2020 | 59 mins 52 secs
black lives matter, cancel culture, confederate statues, ny times, police reform, qualified immunity, unions
On this week’s Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, Clark Neily of the Cato Institute joins the group to answer the question: Is police reform really that hard? Also up: the NY Times, confederate statues, and more.
June 5th, 2020 | 1 hr 3 mins
constitution, criticism, george floyd, military leaders, police, protests, trump, trumpism
On this week's Beg to Differ with Mona Charen podcast, Anne Applebaum joins the usual cast to discuss how history will judge those complicit with Trumpism, the protests and unrest as a result of the death of George Floyd, and the criticism of President Trump by former military leaders.
May 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 14 mins
2020, china, hong kong, minneapolis, veepstakes
On this week's Beg to Differ with Mona Charen podcast, Patrick Chovanec joins the usual cast to discuss China’s crackdown on Hong Kong, the agony of Minneapolis and the veepstakes.
May 22nd, 2020 | 1 hr 14 mins
2020, campaigns, joe biden, michael flynn, obamagate, veepstakes
On this week's Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, Tim Miller joins the usual cast to discuss the fake "Obamagate" conspiracy, Michael Flynn, Biden's veepstakes, and whether his basement strategy is paying off.
May 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
anthony fauci, bill barr, covid-19, donald trump, mike flynn, supreme court
On this week’s Beg to Differ podcast, AEI’s Adam White joins the panel to ponder Bill Barr’s bona fides, untangle the Flynn case, analyze the Supreme Court’s oral arguments, and chew over the right's demonization of Anthony Fauci.
May 8th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
#reopen protests, 2020, covid-19, donald trump, elections, inspectors general, joe biden, justin amash, senate, seniors, track and trace, trump coalition
On this week's Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, A.B. Stoddard joins regulars Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Bill Galston to discuss the next phase of COVID-19 bumbling from the White House, the #ReOpen protests, the 2020 race and down ballot elections, and whether the Trump coalition is eroding.
May 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 9 mins
2020 election, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, drug supply, economics, joe biden, tara reade
On this week’s Beg to Differ with Mona Charen, Scott Lincicome rebuts some myths about the drug supply, and the whole crew addresses COVID, the economy, and those Tara Reade allegations.
April 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
#nevertrump, covid-19, executive authority, immigration, twitter
On this week's Beg to Differ with host Mona Charen, Steven Teles joins regular panelists Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Bill Galston to discuss the history and future of the #NeverTrump movement, Immigration and COVID-19, executive authority, and reopening the economy and testing.
April 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 9 mins
2020, biden, china, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, elections, press conferences, protests, tara reade, voting
On this week's Beg to Differ Podcast with host Mona Charen, Rachel Kleinfeld and Jim Swift join regular panelists Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Bill Galston to discuss remote voting, COVID-19, the conservative protests about the precautions, and how President Trump carried water for China for 50 days. Also, how to save the November election.