Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, says it's "unfortunate that philanthropy requires a defense, but thankfully this book more than meets the challenge."
That defense comes in the form of Giving Done Right, a book written by University of Kent professor Beth Breeze that argues against the "overtly generalized, shallow, ahistorical, unhelpful, and counter-productive critiques of philanthropy that, while hardly new, have surged into fashion in recent years," reports the Wall Street Journal.
Breeze argues that while it might be flawed, philanthropy is a vital part of society and needs to be celebrated.
"While it might be flawed, philanthropy is a sector that ought to be celebrated and so championed so that an abundance of causes and interests can flourish," Breeze writes.
"It is unfortunate that philanthropy requires a defense, but thankfully this book more than meets the challenge."
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