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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Andrew Jackson vs. peer pressure

History | The seventh president often went against the tide. The second in a series of “stump speeches”
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/02/20, 01:04 pm

The Houston-based Terry Foundation is the largest private scholarship provider in the state of Texas. Here’s a history talk with current applications I gave at the 1997 celebration of Terry scholars at the University of Texas at Austin. See last month’s “stump speech” about how concerns over corrupt Anglicanism helped spur American colonists to revolt.

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If the left wins

Books | Books that look at the deep divisions facing our nation
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/23/20, 04:36 pm

I’ve been reading “progressive” looks at our national divisions so as to understand the intellectual winds that will blow more intensively if we have a Biden presidency.

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Illustration by Daniel Hertzberg

Complex conversations

Q&A | Defending life and Donald Trump
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/23/20, 04:00 pm

Mollie Hemingway in her mid-40s has emerged as a leading defender of Donald Trump on Fox News and a thoughtful analyst in her role as senior editor of The Federalist, a well-read online magazine. She earned a degree in economics at the University of Colorado and is a member of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Here are edited excerpts of our Q&A in Washington, D.C., on the morning after January’s March for Life.

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