What’s the Matter with Kansas?

First Published December 7, 1971It is worth pointing out that this column occurred decades before, and has nothing to do with, the book of the same name by Thomas Frank. - Editor

By Don ShearonBeneath this headline, a famed Kansas editor of yesteryear, William Allen White, launched his Emporia Gazette on the path to national, even international, renown.Now, a latter-day Kansas newspaperman approaches substantially the same question, but in an entirely different context.While the late Editor White made it plain, albeit obliquely, that he held politicians accountable in large part for the Sun-flower State's woes, our present-day observe...


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