Education: To Help Spend Money

Of the thousands of taxfree, philanthropic foundations in the U.S., one of the newest and most provocative is the Fund for the Republic. The fund was established 20 months ago as a separate entity by the Ford Foundation and granted $15 million for the support of "activities directed toward the elimination of restrictions on freedom of thought, inquiry and expression in the U.S., and the development of policies and procedures best adapted to protect these rights." With energetic Educator Robert M. Hutchins as its president,* the Fund for the Republic has made two...

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