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Simon Greer is president and chief executive officer of The Nathan Cummings Foundation.
This piece is part of the Prospect's series on progressives' strategy over the next 40 years. To read the introduction, click here.
What people remember about Powell’s memo is his plan to establish a conservative infrastructure to combat what he perceived to be left-wing and liberal bias in every sector of American life.
But his real success was in convincing the business community to pay for it.