As part of The Giving Review’s “Collections” series, below is a list of some books, articles, and reports by liberals critiquing conservative philanthropy in America. Like the series’ previous collection on the history of conservative philanthropy, we fully realize, it is necessarily partial. As with the previous collection, however, we hope you find it of interest and perhaps helpful. Its entries are in chronological order.
Sidney Blumenthal, The Rise of the Counter-Establishment: From Conservative Ideology to Political Power, Crown, 1986
Jean Stefancic and Richard Delgado, No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America’s Social Agenda, Temple University Press, 1996
Buying a Movement: Right-Wing Foundations and American Politics, People For the American Way, 1996
Sally Covington, Moving a Public Policy Agenda: The Strategic Philanthropy of Conservative Foundations, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, July 1997
Karen Paget, “State of the Debate: Lessons of Right-Wing Philanthropy,” The American Prospect, September-October 1998
Jane Mayer, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, Anchor, 2017
David Austin Walsh, “Conservative Philanthropy in Higher Education,” Urban Institute, June 2019