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It is with deep sadness that we learned this morning of the sudden passing of our beloved Peter Augustine Lawler, who contributed to the pages of Philanthropy Daily in various occasions throughout the years -- most recently with a January 2017 piece about "Being a Tocquevillian philanthropist today." This loss is inestimable for many of our readers as it is to us here at Philanthropy Daily. From making a communitarian case for McDonald's to writing about young President Obama's thoughts on T.S. Eliot or about the end of PowerPoint or managerial jargon, Peter had a way of  drawing profound insights from the mundane things of everyday life. He will be sorely missed by his friends and readers, though he left us plenty of humorous and profound insights to continue to learn from. Rest in peace.

We encourage you to read through Peter Lawler's Philanthropy Daily articles in our archives.

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