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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.
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