This organisation may not be a traditional think tank. We have included it in this list as we deem it to be a 'boundary' organisation – in other words, it might have some qualities or characterstics of a think tank.

The Philadelphia Society is a membership organization of scholars, educators, journalists, business and professional leaders, clergy--thoughtful analysts of current trends and public policy--all dedicated to the goal of deepening the intellectual foundations of a free and ordered society and to broadening the general understanding of its basic principles among the public at large. Founded in 1964, The Philadelphia Society holds regular meetings that explore pressing economic, political, cultural and other issues; provides a forum for some of the most original thinkers of our day; and generates incisive analysis that influences the ongoing debate about our national future and about the future of freedom around the world.

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11620 Rutan Circle, Jerome, Michigan 49249, USA

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Founders: William F. Buckley, Jr., Milton Friedman, Frank Meyer, and Ed Feulner
Founder gender: All male
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Leader(s) (2021): Samuel Gregg
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Last updated: 08/06/2021
Boundary organization (find out more): Yes
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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