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.

China in three views

Books | The country is the new riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/11/19, 01:46 pm

How China Sees the World, by John Friend and Bradley Thayer (University of Nebraska Press, 2018), stresses the troubling growth of Chinese racism, which first emerged as pushback against dominance by European nations and Japan. Then Chinese intellectuals channeled Darwin and argued racial groups were “either superior or inferior, modern or primitive, with the yellow and white races more advanced and civilized and the brown, black, and red much less so.”

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Krieg Barrie

Telescopes and theodicy

Religion | From dark matter and energy to the Prince of Darkness
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/11/19, 12:55 pm

If you haven’t taken a science course since high school or college decades ago, here’s some news: We know a lot less now about the basic makeup of the universe than we thought we did then.

Several decades ago scientists knew the universe was expanding. They believed the expansion had to slow down. No astronomer had observed such slowing but it had to happen because the universe is full of matter, matter has gravity, and gravity pulls things together.

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Library of Congress

Torn between two lives

Biography | The public success and private failings of Grover Cleveland, Part 1
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/06/19, 11:07 am

Editor’s note: Marvin Olasky continues his monthly biographical series on key individuals from late 19th and early 20th century American history. In February and March, we looked at the life of John D. Rockefeller. This month we present Part 1 on the life of Grover Cleveland.

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