More of Irving Kristol’s kind of counter-establishment insurgence, as described in Michael J. Brown’s new book, might now be needed again—including in philanthropy.
Collection of essays from Manhattan Institute senior fellow, once a man of the left, lays out a century’s worth of instances in which elite experts—and, in at least one case, philanthropy—have failed the citizenry.
Into an existing “philanthropic ecosystem” about which they should be wary.
Gerald F. Seib’s new book skillfully overviews what’s happened to conservatism since 1980 and helpfully frames its forthcoming challenges and opportunities.
Relearn the art of skepticism, and improve grantmaking.
But can giving be so conspicuous that it’s as bad as extravagant consumption?
His caution about “pitfalls and paradoxes” in philanthropy seems quite familiar.
Elisabeth S. Clemens impressively details questions about proper roles of, and relationship between, public and private sectors in meeting social challenges through American history.
Joel Kotkin’s new book on the coming “neo-feudalism”—comparing current class conditions to those of the Middle Ages—correctly characterizes the current status and a current role of foundations.
Wondering whether there may be symptoms of groupthink, of heavy-handed treatment of dissent, in philanthropy.