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Heartland lessons

"Heartland lessons" Continued...

Issue: "Midterm elections 1998," Nov. 14, 1998

Surprisingly, the big radio stations like KMOX in St. Louis and WHO in Des Moines (where Ronald Reagan used to announce baseball games) have taken on a strong conservative cast. Their schedules are full of Rush Limbaugh, Michael Reagan, and Dr. Laura. But it's an ornery kind of conservatism; too many of Rush's jokes aren't even printable in WORLD. So you have to ask: Why has it been so rare in human history that prosperity has made us better people?

Joel Belz
Joel Belz

Joel, WORLD's founder, writes a regular column for the magazine and contributes commentaries for The World and Everything in It. He is also the author of Consider These Things.


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