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  •  Joseph Goebbels would be proud (6+ / 0-)

    Listen to AM radio (or even better, shortwave) today and you will quickly discover it is one of the prime channels for right-wing "theology," and I'm not just talking about Rush Limbaugh.
    Many, if not most, of the radios from the Golden Age were capable of receiving shortwave broadcasts, so Americans in the heartland could listen directly to both London and Berlin prior to World War II. Consequently, we knew what we were getting into after Pearl Harbor.
    Cutbacks in international broadcasting are shortsighted. The idea that everyone in the world has internet access just shows the arrogance of the Western world.
    But then I think the downfall of the Soviet Union had a lot more to do with the Beatles, blue jeans and Radio Free Europe than it did with Ronald Reagan.

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