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.

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Confused about compassionate conservatism?

Effective Compassion | Explaining the concept to liberal Americans and traditionalist Italians
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/01/20, 01:48 pm

As WORLD’s Effective Compassion podcast continues in its weekly installments, I’d like to take us back 20 years to a time when “compassionate conservatism” was getting huge attention due to presidential candidate George W. Bush’s embrace of it, but widespread confusion remained about what this new idea was all about.

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Imagine Art

Art in unexpected places

Lifestyle | Music and art programs offer creative outlets to the blind, disabled, and homeless
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/30/20, 03:41 pm

Austin, Texas, styles itself “the live music capital of the world” and a haven for painters and sculptors as well. So do other aspirational cities that have followed a New Urbanism script: gain an artsy reputation so the talented, young, and beautiful will follow. But what about those left behind yet also made in God’s image, including the blind, the disabled, and the homeless? 

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Illustration by Grafilu

Party politics: Past and present

Q&A | Thinking about change and continuity as the Iowa caucus approaches
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/30/20, 03:22 pm

Michael Barone, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, has been an author of the annual Almanac of American Politics ever since its first edition in 1971. When I was a child, I had a teacher who had memorized every word of the Old Testament in Hebrew: Give him the first few words of a verse and he’d be off and running, page after page. Michael’s granular knowledge of American politics is like that: Give him a congressional district and he’ll give you a street-level description of its politics.

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