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Philanthropy: From Aristotle to Zuckerberg

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The super-rich are silently and secretly shaping our world.

In this groundbreaking exploration of historical and contemporary philanthropy, bestselling author Paul Vallely reveals how this far-reaching change came about.

Vivid with anecdote and scholarly insight, this magisterial survey - from the ancient Greeks to today's high-tech geeks - provides an original take on the
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Published September 17th 2020
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David Cutler
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In many ways this book is a tour de force. The acknowledgments suggest it was written because there has been no ‘major’ study of English philanthropy for 50 years. Tricky word ‘major’, there are several recent studies and this certainly isn’t really about ‘English’ philanthropy. It’s ambition is much greater.

This is a book of two halves.

The first section is a hugely impressive account of the history of philanthropy from Classical Greece until the Welfare State and modern times. Here Vallely shi
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Jr
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have not read this but added to my "to read" because Anand Giridharadas recommended. I think Anand is very insightful on these issues and so look forward to this.

I have never before "reviewed" a book I haven't read and would not normally do so. But given the general absence of reviews for what seems like a very worthwhile book I thought I would try to bring it some attention. I welcome feedback as to whether this is appropriate or not.
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Paul Vallely is a British journalist and writer on religion, ethics, Africa and development issues.
He is Visiting Professor in Public Ethics and Media at the University of Chester and Senior Honorary Fellow at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester.

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