Post Profile






Books for Our Times: "It Can't Happen Here," by Sinclair Lewis (a Novel)

Eighth in an ongoing series, Books for Our Times. Throughout this ugly presidential campaign, the prospect of fascism coming to America has been raised repeatedly to describe a Donald Trump presidency (also here and here). Polls at this time show Hillary Clinton and Trump uncomfortably close. While the term "fascist" is often flung loosely, to disparage someone or something the speaker doesn't like or agree with, it's still the case that democracies, based on popular support, are vulnerable when that popular support flows to a strongman leader promising a New Day.
read more

share

Related Posts


Mattson: Donald Trump, American Narcissist

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog

Kevin Mattson, Democracy Journal: For Donald Trump, narcissism takes precedence over fascism. Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here is set during the time it was written, the 1930s, and traces the rise of an authoritarian leader nam...

The very first sentence of Donald Trump's new book perfectly nailed his presidential campaign

Politics : Business Insider: Politix

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump's new book is a perfect representation of his presidential campaign. "Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again," which was released Tuesday, chronicled all of Trump's campaign-trail grie...

We Asked For It

Entertainment / Books : The Millions

Sinclair Lewis tried to warn us and we didn’t listen–it can always happen here. Over at The Literary Hub, this piece takes a look at Lewis’s 1935 political novel It Can’t Happen Here as a mirror for Donald Trump’s unlikely rise to p...

Hillary Clinton's team thinks Donald Trump is helping her

Politics : Business Insider: Politix

Hillary Clinton's team is evidently pretty pleased Donald Trump is leading polls of the Republican presidential primary. On Wednesday evening, Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, described Trump's rise as a "scary prospect" for ...

'It Can't Happen Here' At Berkeley Rep Is A Timely If Heavy-Handed Political Cautionary Tale

United States / San Francisco : SFist

It's based on Sinclair Lewis's scarily prescient 1935 novel about America falling under the sway of fascism at the hands of a single, populist, wildly dishonest candidate for President. [ more › ]

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC