Julian Wolpert

Robert Wuthnow teaches sociology at Princeton University and is the author of several books, including After Heaven: Spirituality in America since the 1950s.

Recent Articles

Delusions of Charity

Conservatives say that if we reduce government spending on the poor, charity will fill the gap. The evidence shows they're wrong.

WORKS DISCUSSED IN THIS ESSAY

  • Marvin Olasky, The Tragedy of American Compassion
    (Regnery Publishing, 1992).

  • Lester M. Salamon, Partners in Public Service: Government-Nonprofit Relations
    in the Modern Welfare State

    (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995).