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Charity or Philanthropy?

The Philanthropic Revolution: An Alternative History of American Charity  by jeremy beeruniversity of pennsylvania, 134 pages, $19.95 As I sat on the subway car reading Jeremy Beer’s new book The Philanthropic Revolution: An Alternative History of American Charity, a homeless man entered the . . . . Continue Reading »

Spending the Future

The Legitimacy of ­Philanthropic Foundations: United States and European Perspectives edited by kenneth prewitt et al. russell sage foundation, 294 pages, $45 The Foundation: A Great American Secret by joel l. fleishman publicaffairs, 341 pages, $27.95 When you give alms,” Jesus says in the . . . . Continue Reading »

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