Magazine May 14, 2018, Issue

Josh Hawley’s Worthy Climb

Josh Hawley (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
On the Missouri attorney general who is running for Senate

Springfield, Mo.

When Josh Hawley tells his story on the stump — the autobiographical bit that he told three times in three places across Missouri on March 13, as he formally announced his Senate candidacy — he talks about growing up in a small town, where he learned small-town values: hard work, honesty, and so forth. “In time,” he continues, “I would go off to college, then law school and other places.”

This skips over quite a lot — and so another one of those small-town values might be modesty, or perhaps reticence. That’s because Hawley’s college was Stanford. His law school

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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