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19
Jan
2020
About that program in Tulsa

It’s not so unique. Nor are small, local, hometown ones like it built by national government as easily as the large-scale interstate-highway system.


17
Jan
2020
Bringing balance, not blurring, to the coming clarification of conservatism

Healthy cooperation and equally healthy collisions between fully functioning capitalism, government, and civil society.


16
Jan
2020
Another possible reason for Americans’ low level of trust in nonprofits

The arrogance of assuming all people automatically agree with “taking action” on a progressive agenda.


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.


09
Jan
2020
The foundation program staffer as intelligence officer

A good way to think about it.


07
Jan
2020
Grantmaking options to support history and civics education

Exploring how to better bolster our shared allegiance to America and its principles.


06
Jan
2020
What the anti-poverty activists hath wrought

Profiles in Howard Husock’s new book tell a larger story, engagingly tracing an unfortunate development: the displacement of civil society by the state.


01
Jan
2020
Gertrude Himmelfarb’s appreciation of the Victorian “Age of Philanthropy”

And her response to those who consider it a device for “social control.”


26
Dec
2019
Thoughts on philanthropy from The Giving Review’s “Conversations” series in 2019

A year-end collection of interesting and insightful quotes.