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More From Sinclair Lewis' "It Can't Happen Here" -- 2nd in an Occasional Series

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Ben_Hecht, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Page 422:

    Referring to the second administration, after the fall:

    "They were the Idealists of Corpoism, and there were plenty of them, along with the bullies and swindlers; they were the men and women who . . . had turned to Windrip (the first
    president after the fall) & Co., not as perfect, but as the most probable saviors of the country from, on one hand, domination by Mowcow and, on the other hand, the slack indolence, the lack of decent pride of half of American youth, whose world (these idealists asserted) was composed of shiftless distaste for work and refusal to learn anything thoroughly, of blatting dance music on the radio, maniac automobiles, slobbering sexuality, and humor and art of comic strips -- of a slave psychology which was making America a land for sterner men to loot."

    Not a bullseye hit, like our earlier quotation . . . but the last phrase is dead-on.
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