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Cow tales from a rancher

Essay | John R. Erickson draws lessons from bovine behavior
by John R. Erickson
Posted 1/16/21, 09:01 am

John R. Erickson, author of 70 Hank the Cowdog books and other ranch-based stories, knows his subject matter. He was a working cowboy and ranch manager in Texas and Oklahoma. Here, he tells three stories as part of our Saturday Series. —Marvin Olasky

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Modeling justice, mercy, and humility in the face of division

Books | How can we maintain a unified America amid political polarization?
by David French
Posted 1/04/21, 12:29 pm

David French’s Divided We Fall was WORLD’s 2020 Book of the Year in the understanding America category. As Americans of a feather flock together and our culture fragments, French says we can’t assume that a multiethnic, multifaith, continent-sized country will hang together. Will the tidal forces of history swamp the “mystic chords of memory” that Abraham Lincoln cited?

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Poverty and compassion

Compassion | What we can learn from late 19th-century England
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/29/20, 02:39 pm

As a Democratic administration comes to power, pressure from the left to expand governmental welfare programs will grow. I hope some of the new U.S. leaders will read a book published 30 years ago, Gertrude Himmelfarb’s brilliant Poverty and Compassion, which looks at how British leaders fought poverty in the late 19th century.

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