Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.


| A few reasons why we do the things we do
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/30/96, 12:00 am

Most of the WORLD columns I've written this year have also been published by my local daily newspaper, the Austin American-Statesman. Since East Coast reporters, when they find out I hail from Austin, almost invariably say, "that's a great town," you might suspect that we live in Texas's one very liberal city.

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Crisis and punishment

| What is God trying to teach us through electoral results?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/16/96, 12:00 am

For Newsweek columnist and novelist Joe Klein, the bottom line of last week's election was this: "There are problems in America, but no crisis."

Sixty years ago Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his second inaugural address, said, "I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished." FDR saw a crisis, and he was right--but he added, "It is not in despair that I paint you that picture. I paint it for you in hope--because the Nation, seeing and understanding the injustice of it, proposes to paint it out."

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Calvin's antidote

| The arrogance of man meets the majesty of God
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/09/96, 12:00 am

A lot of political activists, contemplating the disappointments of this year's elections, are going back to basics--and, for those who like to read, there's no better place to start than with an epoch-making book whose 460th anniversary is worth celebrating this year.

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