Religious Freedom & State Power
In the final installment of our series, William Galston responds to the U.S. Catholic bishops' latest statement on religious freedom.
A review of Ronald Dworkin's book Justice for Hedgehogs
Among elected officials, journalists, and average citizens, intensifying partisan polarization is thought to be one of the dominant political trends of our times. Yet it has proved remarkably controversial among political scientists.
’Is democracy possible here?’ Ronald Dworkin’s new book asks. Is his answer correct?
"There are two kinds of defeats in electoral politics," explains former Clinton adviser William A. Galston: "Some are expected, even felt to be inevitable (Mondale in 1984). Such losses are sad for the losers, but they do not lead the losing party to reflect on fundamentals. Other defeats are stinging because they are unexpected (Dukakis in 1988)." Kerry’s loss falls into this category. What happened?