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Suzanne Garment

Suzanne Garment

Suzanne Garment, 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

When the Truths Aren’t So Self-Evident

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?

Suzanne Garment
Compared to What?
Books

Compared to What?

There’s as much to complain about with American federalism as there is to praise.

Suzanne Garment
The Passing of a Quiet American

The Passing of a Quiet American

George Shultz embodied a time before constant noise drowned out everyone’s voice.

Suzanne Garment
Rebuilding the Foundation

Rebuilding the Foundation

As we wait for final results of our closely-contested elections, it's time to face the enormity of our challenge ahead.

Suzanne Garment, Michelle High, Jeffrey Gedmin
A Note from the Editors

A Note from the Editors

Welcome to ‘American Purpose.’

Jeffrey Gedmin, Adam Keiper, Suzanne Garment