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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User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

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

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User Review  - Stuart Spitalnic - Goodreads

Dull, repetitive, and no secrets. Agree with ideas that the nation's charity cases were better off before government made an industry out of welfare. Unearned benefits and entitlements breed senses of entitlement and are self perpetuating and magnifying. 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.