Liberal Pluralism: The Implications of Value Pluralism for Political Theory and Practice
By William A. Galston. Cambridge University Press, 152 pages, $19.00
No living American political theorist has come closer than Bill Galston to serving in the classical role of philosopher to princes. A prolific and influential scholar and a founder of the New Democrats, he was one of Bill Clinton's top White House counselors and advised John Anderson, Walter Mondale and, most recently, Al Gore in their presidential campaigns. I know of no one who travels between the realms of political theory and practice as thoughtfully and productively.