Suzanne Garment, a senior editor of American Purpose, is a political scientist, writer, and attorney. She taught politics at Harvard and Yale universities, then became special assistant to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Daniel P. Moynihan. She was an associate editor and columnist at the Wall Street Journal editorial page and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where she wrote Scandal: The Culture of Mistrust in American Politics(1991).
Garment has practiced tax law at firms in Washington, D.C. and New York City and has written for, among other publications, the New York Times and the Washington Post. She was a presidential appointee to the board of the National Endowment for Democracy and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Articles and Events
Revisiting Broken Windows
Forty years after its debut, James Q. Wilson’s Broken Windows theory offers a lens through which to view America’s crime and law enforcement dilemma.
Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "America's Voice in the World" with Martha Bayles, David Ensor, Jamie M. Fly, Karen Kornbluh, Jay Tolson, and Suzanne Garment
Part of the Continuing Liberty [https://www.americanpurpose.com/continuing-liberty/] conference. 1:00 p.m.—2:15 p.m. ET America’s Voice in the World Martha Bayles, Boston College and American Purpose David Ensor, former director, Voice of America Jamie M. Fly, president, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Karen
“We’re not going to fix the problem of elitism by doing away with standards.”
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, former president of George Washington University, sits down with Peter Skerry and Suzanne Garment to reflect on his life, the education debates—and why he’s not woke. “I had hoped by now America would have fixed its Black problem or its White problem.”
When the Truths Aren’t So Self-Evident
It’s easy enough to proclaim faith in the future when you know how the story ends. But what if you don’t?
Compared to What?
There’s as much to complain about with American federalism as there is to praise.
The Passing of a Quiet American
George Shultz embodied a time before constant noise drowned out everyone’s voice.
A Note from the Editors
Welcome to ‘American Purpose.’