William A. Galston is a former policy advisor to President Bill Clinton and currently holds the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, where he serves as a senior fellow.
[Galston's] is the right way for any liberal to think and write about a victorious right-wing populist insurgency: not with terror and dismay that democracy has met its match, but with patient, informed arguments about why it happened-and what to do about it. -Barton Swaim, The Wall Street Journal [Galston's] willingness to recommend difficult shifts in policy is brave. -Financial Times Galston provides a reminder that the [liberal democracy's] great virtue, compared with its authoritarian, theocratic, and socialist rivals, is its ability for self-reflection and correction. Galston is betting that the democratic spirit is still alive. -Foreign Affairs This remarkable volume is at once a superb analysis of the crisis of liberal democracy and a model of fresh thinking about how to reform and reinvent our divided country. -Carl Gershman, President, the National Endowment for Democracy Bill Galston is one of the most acute observers of contemporary American politics. Anti-Pluralism moves seamlessly from the theory of democracy to concrete proposals for how to deal with the current wave of populism that serves as an antidote to our current pessimism. -Francis Fukuyama, senior fellow at Stanford and author of Political Order and Political Decay