Search Results for: Beth Schulman

Mar
01
1995

Foundations for a Movement

How the right wing subsidizes its press

Why have progressives virtually lost their voices in serious public policy debates? Is it the superior effectiveness (or entertainment value) of the Newt/Rush appeals to reason? Or is it just some inevitable historical cycle, which progressives should endure quietly, assuming that their turn will come? These would be logical questions if the contest for public opinion were being waged on a level playing field. But it isn't: America's conservative philanthropies eagerly fund the enterprise of shaping opinion and defining policy debates, while similar efforts by progressive philanthropies are, by comparison, sporadic and half-hearted. Unitl five years ago, when I became […]