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William Voegeli is a senior editor of the Claremont Review of Books and author of: Never Enough: America's Limitless Welfare State (Encounter Books); and The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion (Broadside Books). A visiting scholar at Claremont McKenna College's Henry Salvatori Center, his work has appeared in the City Journal, Commentary, the Los Angeles Times, National Review, The Weekly Standard, and other publications. Mr. Voegeli received his Ph.D. in political science from Loyola University in Chicago and was a program officer for the John M. Olin Foundation from 1988 to 2003.
Articles by William Voegeli
Not all majorities are created equal.
On Great Society: A New History by Amity Shlaes.
The perils of democratic epistemology.
Questions we'd rather not ask about race.
Can Zionism survive liberalism?
Bhaskar Sunkara’s new promise of socialist life is indistinguishable from the old promise of socialist life.
Insights, challenges, and opportunities.
The way we hate now.
Hard questions about discrimination, diversity, and civil rights.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.’s political histories came up short.
Progressive enclaves are neither diverse, nor inclusive.
First they came for Harvey Weinstein....
Is their coalition too narrow or too shallow?
Immigration politics after 2016.
Are you now, or have you ever been, a Trump supporter?
It may not be too late for journalism to revert to being reportorial instead of oppositional.
Where do they go to get their majority back?
The dilemmas and doubts of today's progressivism.
Things aren't as dire as Decius suggests.
20 years after welfare reform, we still don't know what we're doing or what we want.
Sometimes, worthy causes have unworthy champions.
This is the most important election of my lifetime
Modern government works fine, apart from its inability to do stuff.
Elections have consequences.
The silencing of the American mind.
Hillary Clinton's problem with young female voters.
Donald Trump's success in the polls tells us more about what's wrong with the country than about what's wrong with his followers.
Black and white when Obama is over.
There are worse things to believe in than nothing.
Liberalism and political correctness.
The latest prescription for a conservative majority.
Senior Editor William Voegeli on turning 60.
A review of American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith (The Library of America), by Daniel Okrent
Political correctness and the Credentials-Industrial Complex.
A review of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era, by Michael Grunwald
The Republican party has gone insane. Not whacky-but-basically-harmless, Uncle Joe Biden insane. We're talking remorseless-sociopath insane.
A review of The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It, by Timothy Noah andThe Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future, by Joseph E. Stiglitz
Workers of the worldâ€”invest!
A welfare state we can live with.
But she had it right the first time.
Mr. Brown goes to Sacramentoâ€¦again.
If the owl of Minerva flies at dusk, then those electoral beat-downs offered a promising moment to take stock of neoconservatism
The challenges ahead on the road to solvency.
The grassroots are up in arms.
Meditations on how paid employment helps and hinders our efforts to fashion good lives.
How the California dream became a nightmare.
Liberals rejoin the picket line.
Does conservatism need to reinvent itself?
Ordinary Americans deserve some respect.
The welfare state canâ€™t go on indefinitely, but it does.
Correspondence from the Fall, 2008 issue of the CRB.
What the Right got wrong and right.
Are we all big-government conservatives now?
The eclipse of Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Democrats want to love the senatorâ€™s problematic populism.
Will liberals embrace a future of ad hocery?
A review of Nation of Rebels: Why Counterculture Became Consumer Culture, by Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter
The cynical idealism behind Social Security.
Liberalism has always been unwilling, and unable, to define itself.
Money and morals in the American dream
Using his own family history, George Packer tries to understand and defend liberalism.