The Politics of Knowledge: The Carnegie Corporation, Philanthropy, and Public Policy

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University of Chicago Press, 1992 - Political Science - 347 pages
The Carnegie Corporation, among this country's oldest and most important foundations, has underwritten projects ranging from the writings of David Riesman to Sesame Street. Lagemann's lively history focuses on how foundations quietly but effectively use power and private money to influence public policies.

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Langemann's history of the Carnegie Cor poration from 1911 to 1982 documents changing social, political, and economic influences on the foundation's liberal ide ology. The author reveals the basic ... Read full review

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Ellen Condliffe Lagemann is professor of history and education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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