An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad.
DAVID CALLAHAN is the author of seven previous nonfiction
books including The Cheating Culture- Why More Americans Are
Doing Wrong to Get Ahead and Fortunes of Change- The Rise of
the Liberal Rich and the Remaking America. He is founder and
editor of the media site Inside Philanthropy, and co-founder of the
national think tank Demos. His writing has appeared in numerous
publications, including The New York Times, USA
Today, the Los Angeles Times, and The
Washington Post, and he is a frequent media commentator. He
is a graduate of Hampshire College and holds a Ph.D. in politics
from Princeton University.
From the Hardcover edition.
"David Callahan has performed a public service by assembling a striking body of information on a fundamental aspect of 21st-century America." --Robert G. Kaiser, The Washington Post
"Callahan offers a peek inside a rarefied, poorly
understood world with ever greater power to remake the broader
world." --Michelle Cottle, The New York Times Book Review "A
convincing argument. . . . Callahan is intimately familiar with
today's living donors and how they are spending their money, and
his book is replete with examples of philanthropists that are
upending the democratic process." --Alana Semuels, The
Atlantic "[A] fascinating look into perhaps one of the least
understood trends in the public square." --Dan Kaplan,
Booklist (Starred Review) "An intriguing look at the
world of big-ticket philanthropy. . . . An eye-opening view of a
vast sector of the economy that lies in the shadows but has undue
influence, for ill or good."