Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and dean of World Journalism Institute. He joined WORLD in 1992 and has also been a university professor and provost. He has written more than 20 books, including Reforming Journalism. Marvin resides with his wife, Susan, in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

Environmentalism

| It isn't economically easy to be green
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/03/00, 12:00 am

As some Americans take to the roads this summer to see the historical sights described in our cover story, others will be headed into the countryside to see America's natural beauty. I first began to comprehend the size and loveliness of the United States in the summer of 1971 while bicycling across the country, Massachusetts to Oregon, rolling through fruited plains and feeling in my legs and lungs the majesty of purple mountains.

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Brother against brother

| Top Civil War battlefields to visit
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/03/00, 12:00 am

Almost seven score years since the War Between the States, it continues to fascinate Americans. We are a country of sports fans, but grown men do not dress up in late 19th-century baseball uniforms or even early 20th-century football uniforms to spend a weekend re-creating old contests. That's exactly what thousands of people do at major Civil War battlegrounds every year.

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Era of the gladiator?

| Moviegoers like action and Stoicism gains traction
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/27/00, 12:00 am

Stoicism vs. Scientology? The movie Gladiator sold $35 million worth of tickets its first weekend, May 5-7, four times more than any other movie. It took first place again on May 12-14, grossing $24 million, twice as much as Battlefield Earth, the film starring Scientologist John Travolta and based on a novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

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