William Galston


William Galston is the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of eight books and more than one hundred articles on questions of political and moral philosophy, American politics, and public policy. His most recent book is Public Matters: Politics, Policy, and Religion in the 21st Century.

Why a Hyper-Polarized Party System Weakens America’s Democracy

from Does Religious Pluralism Require Secularism?, Volume 12, Number 3

The unending high-decibel partisan warfare has led many Americans to look back with nostalgia to the old consensual, if muddled party systems.