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Newsmaker Encore: William Galston

Newsmaker Encore: William Galston
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On this encore edition of Press Conference USA, William (Bill) Galston, senior fellow in the governance studies program at the Brookings Institution, discusses his recent book “Anti Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy,” with host Carol Castiel and VOA Senior National Correspondent Jim Malone. Galston tells VOA that populists embrace a restricted notion of “the people.” They draw a distinction between the “real people” and “the less real people.” Populists tend to characterize “the less real people” as “enemies” and “scapegoats” for whatever is going wrong in society.