Public Matters

Public Matters
by William A. Galston

William Galston is a most unusual hybrid: an academic political theorist who doubles as a political operative. He cut his teeth as issues director for the Mondale campaign in 1984-could there be a more chastening introduction to the national political stage?-and was subsequently active in the Democratic Leadership Council, which launched the Clinton presidency. Galston then served at the Clinton White House, although this chapter in his...

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Leslie Woodcock Tentler, author of Catholics and Contraception: A History, is professor of history at the Catholic University of America.