Jonathan RauchJonathan Charles Rauch (; born April 26, 1960 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American author, journalist, and activist. After graduating from Yale University, Rauch worked at the ''Winston-Salem Journal'' in North Carolina, for ''National Journal'', and later for ''The Economist'' and as a freelance writer. He is currently a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution and a contributing editor of ''The Atlantic''.
He is the author of books and articles on public policy, culture, and economics. His books include ''The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After Midlife'' (2018), ''Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America'' (2004); ''Government's End: Why Washington Stopped Working'' (2000); and ''Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought'' (1993; revised second edition in 2013). In 2015, he published a short ebook, ''Political Realism'', arguing that overzealous efforts to clean up politics have hampered the ability of political parties and professionals to order politics and build governing coalitions. Provided by Wikipedia