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What’s Love Got to Do with It?
A Critical Look at American Charity

September 1, 2001
224 pages
The New Press
ISBN-10: 1-5658-4637-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-5658-4637-1

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A concise and vivid chronicle of the rise of paternalistic American charity.

– Frank Browning, Salon.com

A stinging critique that exposes the dark side of private benevolence in America.

– Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward

Clear, lively…wonderfully readable.

– Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

This book will do more to end poverty than any number of contributions to elite charities.

– Barbara Ehrenreich

Well-reasoned analysis.

– Booklist

With charities’ influence growing, the time is right to raise red flags—and Wagner’s are largely on target.

– The Baltimore Sun

[T]renchant—and sure to be controversial… deconstructs some of America’s most venerated icons.

– Michael B. Katz, University of Pennsylvania