Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism: The Foundations at Home and Abroad

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Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism: The Foundations at Home and Abroad

Edited by Robert F. Amove
G.K. Hall, 1980
473 pp. $24.95
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Essays by academics on the activities and influence of the big foundations (principally Ford, Rockefeller and Carnegie) here and abroad. A central theme, according to the editor, is that their influence is corrosive and helps to maintain the status quo and ruling-class interests, although not all the authors plug the theme with the same intensity. The essays reveal close study of the subject and are studded with footnotes, but the people responsible for foundation activities may have difficulty recognizing in these pages either their aims or their accomplishments.