As a guest of the Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society here, at the Cosmos Club, is where I had supper tonight. This place is so posh that the black man checking coats by the wall of honor with photos of members like Kissinger and Archibald McLeish refused my tip. I had a lot of fun discussing philanthropy with the distinguished guests, most of them associated with foundations or academia. Tomorrow a case study I wrote will be enacted. I get to play the role of a good-hearted but naive tree-hugging liberal named, Sarah. I was hoping to get the part of her Neocon brother, a funder of conservative think tanks, and all around finagler. The villain always gets the best lines. Albert Ruesga will attend; I hope he does not get me laughing. I will be sure to work in "Root Causes" because otherwise Bill Schambra may not pay my airfare. I met a few Root Causes tonight, but, actually, in person they are quite charming.