Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is Reforming Journalism. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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Boots on the ground

Worldview | Chasing Biblical objectivity in journalism
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/26/19, 04:59 pm

“Biblically objective journalism that informs, educates, and inspires.” WORLD’s mission statement near the top of page 2 of every issue sometimes confuses readers, because it uses the word objective in an old-fashioned way.

Today  we often think of an “objective” perspective as one not voicing a strong opinion—neutral.

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Pages of providence

Books | Forty new history books worth reading—and 10 (from among thousands) to skip
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/26/19, 04:00 pm

Based on 27 years of letters from WORLD readers, history books are our favorite genre—so this year’s fall reading list highlights recent history books aimed at general readers and students. I’ll start with good news about overall American history books and follow that with a look at books about specific historical periods from conservative, liberal, academic, and Christian publishers.

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University of Pennsylvania Law School

Rethinking the system

Judiciary | Inside the machinery of criminal justice
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/26/19, 03:43 pm

Stephanos Bibas is a U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the 3rd Circuit, which has jurisdiction over cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Born in New York City, he graduated from high school at 15 and from Columbia University at 19 with a Bachelor of Arts in political theory, summa cum laude.

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