Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—A Podcast on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Episode 27: Christopher Caldwell & the age of entitlement

November 10, 2021 Jeremy Beer Season 3 Episode 7
Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—A Podcast on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Episode 27: Christopher Caldwell & the age of entitlement
Show Notes

During this episode of Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy chats with acclaimed journalist Christopher Caldwell about the surprising implications of the reforms of the 1960s, including civil rights legislation for the American community.

Christopher Caldwell is a contributing editor at the Claremont Review of Books and a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times. He was formerly a senior editor at The Weekly Standard and an opinion columnist for the Financial Times. Christopher is also the author of The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixities published in early 2020.

Jeremy and Christopher dive right in by discussing the “1960’s new order” that has shaped much of our modern politics. Christopher shares that the civil rights style of doing politics became a second constitution that overrode the first. He covers the two different perspectives on civil rights, the perpetrator perspective and the victim perspective, and the origins of critical race theory. They discuss the winners and losers of the “new order” and its influence on the Vietnam war and late 20th-century economics, along with the root of 21st-century populism. All of this and more on today’s episode with Christopher Caldwell.

You’ll also hear from the brilliant Nicole Rizkallah, managing consultant of talent recruitment and development for American Philanthropic. She shares the common mistakes nonprofits make when hiring. Some of which are quite unconventional. You won’t want to miss this practicalities segment!

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