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Cover Story

The Year in Review

by The Editors

Cover Story | WORLD's Top Ten (plus one) for 1996

In this issue: "Year in Review 1996," Dec. 28, 1996

Features

The Great Commission, its foes, and everything else in between

By Mindy Belz

International | God's redemptive work and Satan's response: Ten important international flareups in 1996

Dispatches

This Week

The tie that binds A group of religious leaders two weeks ago met with Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening and told him that the government--not the church--is…

Columnists

Undoing damage

By Joel Belz

Social experimentation always carries costs

Media mackerels of '96

By Marvin Olasky

A few of the biggest fish stories in mainstream journalism

The message of the dying

Live a life that will have meaning long after obituaries have faded

Culture

Culture Notes

Culture | Winning the debate Cultural conservatives seem to have won the argument over the bad moral effects of TV. President Clinton, liberal policy experts, and even…

Books: Grant's Top Ten

By George Grant

Culture | WORLD's book critic lists his 10 favorite reads in 1996

Beltway Books: Ten that might've been overlooked

By Doug Bandow

Culture | Ten history, politics, and policy books whose importance is felt well beyond the beltway

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