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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Targets of hate

News analysis | News from Washington gets curiouser and curiouser 
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/30/19, 01:08 pm

How crazy have some of our media leaders become? With federal workers back in their offices, we can now pay even more attention to supposed scandals like the one revealed in this headline: “Vice-president’s wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school.” 

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Empathy and understanding

Books | Books about black lives matter 
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/17/19, 12:39 pm

WORLD members have said my American history reading recommendations in our Dec. 29 issue are useful, so here’s one more column of suggestions as we head into February, Black History Month. As a white person with African-American family members and friends, I may have some gnosis, knowledge, about parts of the black experience, but not epignosis, intimate knowledge from having lived it—so I’ve learned more by reading 30 books that show individual struggles in often-toxic environments.

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A tale of two books

Religion | With great liberty comes great responsibility
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/17/19, 11:33 am

I grew up in a Jewish household, went to six years of Hebrew school three days a week after public school, and chanted my way through a bar mitzvah service at age 13. I then started going evenings to a school for studying the Talmud, which is made up of ancient rabbinical debates. One edition runs 73 volumes.

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