Bryan Garsten is professor of political science at Yale University. He is the author of Saving Persuasion: A Defense of Rhetoric and Judgment, and the editor of Rousseau, the Enlightenment, and Their Legacies, a collection of essays by the Rousseau scholar Robert Wokler. His articles and essays take up questions of political rhetoric, deliberation, trust and anger, practical judgment, representative government, and liberal understandings of religion. His forthcoming book is The Heart of a Heartless World, and examines the ethical, political and religious core of early nineteenth century liberalism in the United States and France.