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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

BOOM BOOM, Out go the lights!

In just a few hours the John M. Olin Foundation will approve its last round of grants and figuratively turn off its lights for good.  As I have mentioned before, the Olin Foundation played a role in the creation of the Federalist Society, as well as innumerable other bastions of conservative thought.  John J. Miller has an article (and a book out soon) on the foundation in yesterday’s New York Times.  Some may wish the foundation could stay around just a little while longer, but Mr. Olin’s will was explicitly otherwise. I think he would be proud of the strides made in his name, which have created a network for intelligent conservatism that can stand without the constant support of the foundation.  In a sense, the metaphorical training wheels are off.  


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