Joseph Epstein: I Don’t Donate to Politicians but I Will to Liz Cheney

From a Wall Street Journal commentary by Joseph Epstein headlined “I Don’t Donate to Politicians, but I Will to Liz Cheney”:

I am a minor-league philanthropist. I give modest sums to animal shelters, the preservation of wildlife, children’s hospitals, my local public library, the Simon Wiesenthal Foundation and several other organizations and institutions. I don’t give to universities, lest they think I encourage their wanderings from their true mission—although I have considered giving $5,000 to Northwestern University, where I taught for 30 years, and earmarking the money to be spent exclusively on a Jewish tight end for the football team.