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Irving Kristol’s Philanthropy

On December 15, the Hudson Institute in Washington will host a panel discussion of a very important but under-examined element of the contribution the late Irving Kristol made to American life: his involvement in shaping and guiding private philanthropic giving related to public policy. Kristol was instrumental in the emergence of a host of non-profit, donor-supported intellectual projects essential to the battle of ideas in our politics in the last five decades.  The discussion, informed especially by a speech Kristol gave on the subject back in 1980 (available here), should interest anyone concerned about sustaining the intellectual foundations of our public life.

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Yuval Levin is the director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the editor of National Affairs.

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