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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Losing the history wars

Abortion | A recent slate of pro-abortion history books shows pro-life authors are ceding important ground
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/02/20, 04:41 pm

“Who controls the past controls the future,” George Orwell wrote. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun constructed his 1973 Roe v. Wade decision with historical rebar provided by an NYU law professor, Cyril Means, who just happened to be the lawyer of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws.

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Liberally applied

Books | A look at liberalism’s past, present, and future
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/02/20, 04:09 pm

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Seeking a free society

Politics | A conversation with Christian libertarians
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/01/20, 12:02 pm

WORLD’s Q&As include perspectives from Christians who diverge from the evangelical mainstream: a Democrat in the last issue, two libertarians in this one. Elise Daniel, co-founder of Bellwether Communications, edited Called to Freedom: Why You Can Be Christian and Libertarian (2017). Taylor Barkley, a program officer at Stand Together, wrote a chapter in that book. Here are excerpts of their comments before a student audience.

How did you become a Christian libertarian?

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