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Published: 02 November 2021

280 Pages

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ISBN: 9780197611418


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The Tyranny of Generosity

Why Philanthropy Corrupts Our Politics and How We Can Fix It

Theodore M. Lechterman

  • Advances a fresh critique of contemporary philanthropy through an exploration of the value of democracy
  • Sheds new light on why democracy matters and what it demands from philanthropic giving and the policies that structure it
  • Covers several important topics, including public subsidies for private giving, the use of donations for political speech, instruments of perpetual giving, and the rise in giving by commercial corporations
  • Anchors conclusions about philanthropy in systematic arguments expressed in plain language and illustrated with vivid examples