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.

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Prohibition days

Policy | Part 2 of 3: What worked, what did not
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/27/18, 10:43 am

My last column, which explained how alcohol prohibition made it into the Constitution 100 years ago, included this sentence: “Beer’s connection to German brewers—the United Brewery Workers’ constitution required that it’s president speak German—hurt it’s wartime standing.”

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From Hurricane Florence to Hurricane Kavanaugh

News analysis | Analyzing the two September storms that hit America
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/24/18, 04:42 pm

“Let’s tear this world apart and build a better one,” actress Anne Hathaway said on Sept. 15 while accepting an award from the Human Rights Campaign for her support of LGBTQ efforts. As Hathaway spoke, Hurricane Florence was tearing apart the Carolina coast. At least 43 humans, 5,500 hogs, and 3.4 million chickens died, mostly because of widespread flooding.

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Political follies

Books | Against rule by philosophers and professionals
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/13/18, 02:33 pm

Neven Sesardic’s When Reason Goes on Holiday: Philosophers in Politics (Encounter, 2016) is one of those thoroughly secular books that supports a crucial Biblical understanding: Not only our bodies but our brains are fallen and naturally sinful. 

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