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16
Mar
2020
A conversation with the Acton Institute’s Samuel Gregg (Part 2 of 2)

The moral philosopher and political economist speaks with Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about freedom and faith, economic nationalism and the working class, philanthropy and ideas, and faith and reason.


13
Mar
2020
A conversation with the Acton Institute’s Samuel Gregg (Part 1 of 2)

The moral philosopher and political economist speaks with Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about differing emphases in papal thinking and teaching about capitalism and markets, the Vatican’s circles of engagement in consultations about them, and divisions within American conservatism today.


17
Feb
2020
A conversation with philanthropy historian and journalist Benjamin Soskis (Part 2 of 2)

The Urban Institute researcher and HistPhil co-editor speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about what the study of history brings to the practice of grantmaking, the challenges and opportunities currently facing those conservatives and progressives who are critiquing giving, and the difference between charity and philanthropy.


14
Feb
2020
A conversation with philanthropy historian and journalist Benjamin Soskis (Part 1 of 2)

The Urban Institute researcher speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about how he came to study the history of philanthropy and the origins of the HistPhil website he co-edits.


14
Jan
2020
A conversation with the American Enterprise Institute’s Rick Hess (Part 2 of 2)

The education scholar speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about “big-R” and “little-r” reform, “big-P” and “little-p” philanthropy, school choice, and an “ivory tower of our own.”


13
Jan
2020
A conversation with the American Enterprise Institute’s Rick Hess (Part 1 of 2)

The education scholar speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about teaching, his early career, public-sector reform, and private-sector philanthropy.


12
Dec
2019
A conversation with First Things editor R. R. Reno (Part 2 of 2)

The author and former theology professor speaks with Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about philanthropy, the “open society,” populism, and true freedom.


11
Dec
2019
A conversation with First Things editor R. R. Reno (Part 1 of 2)

The author and former theology professor speaks with Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about rock-climbing, conservatism, and opinion journals and magazines.


15
Oct
2019
A conversation with the Hewlett Foundation’s Daniel Stid (Part 2 of 2)

The Madison Initiative director talks about Congress, the initiative’s grantees, and “philanthropic pluralism.”


14
Oct
2019
A conversation with the Hewlett Foundation’s Daniel Stid (Part 1 of 2)

The Madison Initiative director talks about his early career, management consulting, and philanthropy.