* Philanthropy Karl Zinsmeister was Editor in Chief of this national magazine circulated to major American donors supporting public causes of all sorts. In addition to choosing issue themes, commissioning and editing articles, steering art and layout, and managing business affairs, he wrote hundreds of articles himself for the publication over the course of a decade—on topics ranging from medical breakthroughs powered by donors, to school reform, to the nature of giving by high-tech barons, to science charities, to national-defense philanthropy.
* The American Enterprise For more than a dozen years Karl Zinsmeister edited this current-affairs magazine, which developed a passionate national following. (See reader responses here.) In addition to conceiving and organizing each issue, he wrote about 300 articles for the magazine himself. Unfortunately, after Zinsmeister left the magazine and was working in The White House, the host Web site for the publication was attacked by Chinese hackers—so severely that it had to be shut down, and the entire 13-year archive was thus lost to public access. Which is a tragedy, because there was a trove of wonderful reporting and writing by some of the best essayists in the English language—from Shelby Foote and Milton Friedman to Andres Duany and Christopher Hitchens—many great interviews with figures like Pat Moynihan, Robert Duvall, Rupert Murdoch, William F. Buckley, and Bob Costas, plus lots of fascinating polling and graphical data, cultural reviews, and so forth. Fortunately, the indispensable Unz.org on-line archive captured about half of the publication's issues in their stash (including more than a hundred pieces written by Zinsmeister). They're all PDFs, and the navigation is not always pretty, but you will be rewarded for rummaging at bit here.