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Delving deeper into liberal failure

Government | Author Amity Shlaes tells what the 2020s can learn from the 1960s
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/25/20, 12:15 pm

Great Society by Amity Shlaes received an honorable mention for Accessible History in WORLD’s 2020 Books of the Year issue. We ran an interview with Shlaes in our June 27 issue, but here are some additional questions and answers we didn’t have room for.

What are the main lessons from Great Society for 2020?

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Treasuring the universals

Government | Communist tyranny versus unalienable rights
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/21/20, 05:21 pm

As we proceed to an election, let’s keep in mind the Declaration of Independence’s universal statement: Our Creator endows us with unalienable rights. 

Some of America’s Founders may not have believed in Christ, but the Declaration shows the consensus: We have one Creator who gave us timeless objective truth, even if we sometimes disregard it. 

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Mistaken identity

Criminal Justice | Aiming to halt Chinese threats, the U.S. government sometimes labels innocent researchers as spies
by June Cheng
Posted 10/08/20, 04:37 pm

On May 20, 2015, Xiaoxing Xi, a physics professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, gave a lecture at an Irish pub before picking up his wife from the airport and trying out a new Korean fried chicken restaurant with his two daughters.

The next morning before 7 o’clock, Xi and his family woke up to urgent knocking at their door. Xi was shocked to find FBI agents, some armed and others holding a battering ram, standing at his doorway. One agent announced Xi’s arrest and handcuffed him, and other officers brought Xi’s wife and daughters out of their bedrooms at gunpoint.

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