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18
Nov
2019
Before the Wall, Westminster; before Schabowske, Sheptytsky

With overriding principles of freedom and human dignity, underlying practices of patience and persistence.


14
Nov
2019
Remembering David Halberstam’s observation about Ford Foundation president McGeorge Bundy

Needing to nuance intensities in tension.


12
Nov
2019
Further thoughts on revolution, remembrance, and the revitalization of civil society

And totalitarianism, transcendence, and the triumph of truth.


11
Nov
2019
David Rubenstein and the Jefferson Memorial, Anand Giridharadas and the Wollman Rink

Progressive critiques of private philanthropy ignore prior public experience with government spending.


06
Nov
2019
Peter Collier, R.I.P.

Always greeted with a smile, jousted with good nature, and toasted with cheer.


05
Nov
2019
Similarities in some strategies and tactics

George Soros’ new book notes “pitfalls and paradoxes” of philanthropy in ways that seem quite familiar.


04
Nov
2019
A one-sided social compact

As establishment philanthropy defends its position in American society, it would do well to tend to more than just one flank.


31
Oct
2019
Virginia Walden Ford’s is the great American story

A role reversal, and its own grand renewal.


29
Oct
2019
New organizations and projects seeking to help refine or redefine conservatism moving forward

Briefly overviewing some potential grantmaking options.


28
Oct
2019