Table of Contents

Cover Story


by Bob Jones

Cover Story | The Supreme Court waited for the last moment before summer adjournment to issue its most controversial cultural and political decisions. It struck down a…

In this issue: "Supreme warning," July 5, 2003


Games networks play

By Chris Stamper

National | Will red-blooded American males watch a cable channel dedicated to video games?

What a waste

By Chris Stamper

National | America Online created a furor with a program available to the public only for a few hours.


By Chris Stamper

National | IRS employees are goofing off online

Report card

By Jennifer Marshall

National | Fourth-graders made progress, but eighth-graders plateaued and 12th-graders lost ground in reading

Subsidized radicals

By Jennifer Marshall

National | Taxpayers are subsidizing anti-Americanism on university campuses

Testy establishment

By Jennifer Marshall

National | Education reformers are increasingly critical of the current teacher-certification system

Digital dominance

By Chris Stamper

National | If your VCR is gathering dust, it's not the only one.

ER=Emergency relief

By Mindy Belz

International | The embattled Franklin Graham sends aid to Iraq despite a welter of hand-wringing over what it will do to Muslim-Christian relations


Tango with the trendy

By Marvin Olasky

Books and magazines should reject being "slaves to the Next"

The battle to come

By Cal Thomas

It's not so much a fight over a nominee, but a war of worldview

Top Story

By The Editors


Quick Takes

A thin blue blur A Swedish police officer who assaulted a mo-ped driver he had hit with his car-and handcuffed a man suffering from a stroke-is not guilty of…


By The Editors




flagrant behavior The flagrant behavior of the Senate Democrats does not surprise me. What does is the inconsequential response of the Republican leadership-a…

God is not boring

By John Piper

His creation rings with wonders that those with imagination present

East of Jerusalem

By Marvin Olasky

The beginning of a non-Western-culture reading list

The 51st book

By Joel Belz

I wouldn't subtract from our Top 50 list, so I'll invoke publisher's privilege



By The Editors

Culture | Harry Potter used to dominate the New York Times bestseller list

'Just the way it was'

By Joe Maxwell

Culture | Historical novelist JEFF SHAARA speaks with WORLD about bringing history alive-by portraying characters as they were, rather than running them through a…

Ghostwriters in the machine

By Edward E. Plowman

Culture | Ten years ago, WORLD senior writer Edward E. Plowman shook up Christian publishers with a cover article on ethics and ghostwriting in that industry. His…

Novel ideas

By Lynn Vincent

Culture | Christian publishers expand definition of worthy fiction


By The Editors

Culture | The Top 5 best-selling hardback novels as measured by placement on four leading lists as of June 22


By The Editors

Culture | The Top 5 best-sellingalbums for the week ending June 14, according to Billboard magazine

Western Culture's Top 50 Books

By Gene Edward Veith

Books | Give yourself an education by checking out these books

Chips off the old block

By Russ Pulliam

Culture | Clair Beeås legacy survives intact, and the updated sports-fiction series has a more evident Christian emphasis

Right angles

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | With multiple varieties of conservatism, the right exhibits far more cultural diversity than does the left

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