Phi Beta Cons

On Olin

Candace: That’s a nice tribute to the John M. Olin Foundation today in today’s WSJ. At the risk of immodesty, allow me to recommend my book, A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.
Meantime, a nitpick: Although it’s true that the Cornell experience in 1969 shaped Olin’s views on higher education (he was an alumnus and a trustee), the foundation itself was started in 1953 and it received its first big infusion of cash after Olin’s death in 1982.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.