Political Theory

Civic Associations, Liberty, and Democracy in Philip Hamburger’s “Liberal Suppression”


This Socratic seminar examined the role of philanthropy in the free society through Philip Hamburger's important, but not widely appreciated, book Liberal Suppression. One of the main questions participants considered was whether 501(c)(3) status is a vehicle for unconstitutional governmental suppression of free speech.


Conference Readings

Hamburger, Philip. Liberal Suppression: Section 501(c)(3) and the Taxation of Speech. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018.