The Modern Courtier: The Morals of Tacitus Concerning Flattery
To My Social Justice Fundraising Friends on Raising Money from the Rich

On Receiving Wanted and Unwanted Charity

Miss Shuganah:

A year ago, I wrote Kid O Is CPed, or How Crippling Language and Sentimentality Dehumanizes Disabled Children and Adults in response to a Twitter conversation and blog post by Ira Socol about Dickens's portrayal of Tiny Tim. When Tiny Tim says to his father that he hopes people will notice him in church, he does not wish to be seen as a pitiful cripple. Instead he wants people to remember how wonderful and loving God is.

She goes on to discuss Maimonides's ladder of giving, the highest form of which is partnership with the recipient, presumed to be the agent of his or her own destiny.