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Sinclair Lewis - It Can’t Happen Here

The article takes you through ‘8 Books That Eerily Predicted the Future’ … and I liked it because it references, but doesn’t list in the eight, 1984 or Brave New World. I particularly liked that it had “It Can’t Happen Here” at the top of the list (though I don’t think that the list is n ‘ordered’ list.
“This 83-year-old novel has received some new attention for certain parallels with the current U.S. administration. Set during the time it was written, Lewis imagined the rise of a populist figure by the name of Buzz Windrip who rallies to defeat FDR in the 1936 election. A recent New York Times article outlined the similarities between Windrip and Trump, stating, Like Trump, Windrip sells himself as the champion of Forgotten Men,’ determined to bring dignity and prosperity back to America’s white working class. Windrip loves big, passionate rallies and rails against the lies of the mainstream press.””

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Sinclair Lewis is one of my favorites, full of satire and message and future view. Just a couple of examples of such;

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.

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