The tragedy of American compassion

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Regnery Gateway, 1992 - History - 299 pages
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Can a man be content with a piece of bread and some change tossed his way from a passerby?

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I cannot recall where I came across a reference to this book -- but I am very, very glad I did. Although this comprehensive and remarkably illuminating history of American charity and social service ... Read full review

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Essential history of American anti-poverty programs, their original religious inspiration and their present-day socialistic corruption. Read full review


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About the author (1992)

Marvin Olasky is Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and a Senior Fellow at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. He is the author of more than a dozen books of history and policy analysis, and the editor of "World, " a weekly news magazine from a Christian perspective. He has been an adviser to George Bush since 1993.