Mine Rescue, by Fletcher Martin, 1939. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.

Philanthropy

Volume VII, Number 3 | summer 2015

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Money Trails

Where the UN, the World Bank, and eleven nations send foreign aid

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Miscellany

When the captain of a French ship landed on the west coast of Australia in 1802 and encountered the local Bunurong people, he stripped down and exposed his genitalia, hoping to dramatize his common humanity for the natives. The Bunurong exchanged curious looks before fleeing in dismay.

Almsgiving tends to perpetuate poverty; aid does away with it once and for all.

- Eva Perón, 1949

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#56 Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian speaks with Lewis Lapham about her latest book, The Bully Pulpit. More