Paul Harvey, 1965: ‘If I Were the Devil’

(Thanks to Susan for the suggestion.)

Paul Harvey was one of our all-time great radio commentators, and this little essay from 1965 was one of his best. How many of these warnings have come true? Pretty nearly all of them.

And they hadn’t even invented Transgender yet! We have dramatically added to the follies that Harvey warned us to avoid.

It reminds me so much of Barbara Tuchman’s The March of Folly. It doesn’t really count as folly, she wrote, unless ample warning is given by many credible persons who know what they’re talking about… and no one listens.

We should’ve listened to Paul Harvey.

4 comments on “Paul Harvey, 1965: ‘If I Were the Devil’

  1. I always enjoyed listening to Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story” and his commentaries like this. He has been gone a long time…so sad.

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