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Host: Hudson Institute. At a moment when conservative philanthropy is in a critically self-reflective mood, Ron Robinson and Nicole Hoplin of Young America’s Foundation have written a new book about the original funders of conservative causes, most of whose names are unfamiliar to the public, often because they sought anonymity. In Funding Fathers: the Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement (Regnery, Sept. 2008), we have the first account of such funders and activists as William Volker, Antony Fisher, Dean Clarence Manion, and Joseph Coors, Sr. These figures reaped ample rewards from a free society, came to believe that it faced grave threats from collectivist impulses at home and abroad, and determined to direct their fortunes and energies to the defense of liberty. Robinson and Hoplin argue that a new generation of conservative funders should draw inspiration from their examples.

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