Jeremy Beer

Written by Jeremy Beer

Jeremy Beer is the principal partner of American Philanthropic. He is author and editor of numerous books, the latest being The Philanthropic Revolution: An Alternative History of American Charity (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) and Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player (University of Nebraska Press, 2019).

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For the orthodox Christian, is doing one’s public duty more or less reducible to voting for the most socially conservative Republican on the ballot—and then shutting up about whatever misgivings one might have? Surely not. Yet for many election cycles, this has been often implied by the self-appointed guardians of practicality and political realism. It is even increasingly heard from…

Papal writings concerning democracy and economics have occasioned much confusion and debate in the period following the close of the Second Vatican Council, especially since the ascension of John Paul II to the papacy in 1979.[1] At times, John Paul II and his successor, Benedict XVI, have been interpreted as re-emphasizing the principle of subsidiarity and the need for new…